I made some Lavender and Honey cupcakes Sunday and was super disappointed in them, so when I started on this bread Tuesday I was expecting the worst. I started by dissolving the yeast in some warm water and then adding it to the Rye flour.
By the way, I got the Rye flour at Earthfare. I'm sure they have it at Freshmarket as well, maybe even at Publix.
Then you wait for 4 hours. Yup, this process is not very fast. Maybe that's why I was so intimidated. I'm into instant gratification. After the 4 hour wait, the recipe is pretty cut and dry. Just a lot of kneading and waiting, but the result was fantastic! The recipe calls for caraway seeds. Don't skip on these, it totally makes the recipe.
|ready for the oven!|
This bread is so flippin' yummy! It's pretty close to the bread I get in Germany. Not perfect, but pretty close. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
I had my first piece with some butter and honey. YUMM!
The dogs were in the kitchen the whole day just waiting for a scrap of ANYTHING to hit the floor.
It was such a gorgeous day yesterday. I opened all the windows, played outside with the dogs and the baking bread filled the house with the most amazing aroma. Not a bad way to spend the day.