NY Deli Rye Bead – 5 Minutes A Day
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A no kneed, traditional deli rye bread with a crusty top and soft center.
Serves: Four 1 lbs. loaves (48 slices)
  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1½ tbsp yeast
  • 1½ tbsp salt
  • 1½ tbsp caraway seeds, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 5½ cups all purpose flour
  • cornmeal for dust
  • ½ tsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  1. In a large bowl add yeast, salt, caraway seeds and water; mix. Add the rye and all purpose flour; mix well. Cover the dough with a tea towel and let it rest for two hours.
  2. Next you can refrigerate the bread for up to two weeks and then follow the next steps.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet or pizza peel with a sprinkle of cornmeal, set aside. (I lined the underside of a baking sheet with parchment paper and then sprinkled cornmeal on it)
  4. Lightly flour working surface and take off ¼ of the dough. If the dough is sticky add a little more flour. Shape dough into an oval shape or round loaf. Place on top of cornmeal sprinkle and cover with plastic wrap; let it rest for 40 minutes. This where it will rise.
  5. Meanwhile; add pizza stone(if using) or the backside of a baking sheet onto middle shelf of the oven. Place a dutch oven onto bottom shelf. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  6. To make cornstarch mixture add ½ tsp. of cornstarch and ½ tsp water to make a paste. Add ½ cup of water to cornstarch mixture and microwave for 60 seconds. With a pastry brush, add cornstarch mixture to the top of your loaves. Sprinkle with caraway seeds. With a sharp knife add 3 or 4 slashes to the top of your loaves.
  7. Slide the loaves onto baking stone and add 1 cup water to the dutch oven and quickly close the oven door. You want to create steam.
  8. Bake the bread for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow bread to cool, if you can before slicing.
  9. Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day
Calories per slice: 62.5; Fat: .03, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 218; Potassium: 20.9, Carbs: 12.9, Fiber: .08, Sugar: .01, Protein: 1.9
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Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe by PB + P Design at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/12/19/ny-deli-rye-bead-5-minutes-a-day/