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Finnish Sour Rye Bread

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 3 1/2 c Rye flour
  • 3 c Warm water, flat beer
  • Buttermilk or potato water
  • 1/4 c Warm water (100-105o)
  • 3 1/2 c Or 4c all purpose flour
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten with
  • 1 tb Water
  • 1 pk Dry yeast
  • 2 tb Salt


four days ahead of bread making, prepare the starter: combine 1 cup rye
flour with 1 cup liquid, cover loosely and set in a warm place. Stir once
or twice each day, adding more liquid if the mixture becomes too dry. it
should bubble and give off a strong odor.

when ready to prepare the dough, put the starter in a large mixing bowl,
add 2 more cups of whatever liquid was used and stir. Dissolve the yeast
and salt in 1/4 cup warm water and stir in. Then beat in the remaining rye
flour and up to 4 cups of the white flour one cup at a time to make a
somewhat soft biscuit like dough firm enough to hold it's shape. It should
not be too sticky. turn out on a lightly floured board and knead until
smooth and velvety, about 10- 12 minutes. Divide the dough into two equal
parts and shape into balls. Place in two buttered bowls, turning to coat
the dough with the butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until
doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours. Place on a buttered baking sheet, cover
and let rise again until doubled in bulk, about 40 minutes. Bake in a
preheated 400o oven about 45 minutes or until the loaves sound hollow when
tapped with the knuckles. Ten minutes before the loaves are done, brush the
tops with the egg wash. cool, covered with towels to prevent the crust from

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