This is a small production formula. If you want to make at home you must convert the ingredients to 1/3 of the formula. [# = lb]
- 4# Cold water
- 2 oz. Yeast
- 2 oz. Malt
- 4# High Gluten Flour
- 2# Rye Meal or Pumpernickel
Mix in a 20 qt bowl with a hook, and let set out, covered with plastic, until next day.
Your sour will resemble this :
|AP Sour After Overnight Fermentation.|
- 8 # Water (cool )
- 12oz. Honey
- 4oz. Instant Yeast
- 10# Hi Gluten Flour
- 3# Rye Meal
- 2oz. Malt
- 8oz. Salt
Place water honey & sour into a 40 qt bowl.
|Honey, water & AP Sour in mixer bowl.|
|Mixing of the AP dough.|
|Blocking AP Finished Dough.|
|Scaling AP Dough to 1# 3oz.|
|Rounding AP Dough.|
|AP rounds on Board.|
|Egg washing re-rounded AP rounds.|
|Making Beehive cut in proofed AP rounds.|
Once proofed, put 6 on a cornmeal prepped peeler, using a a sharp blade, make a beehive cut/swirl cut - starting from bottom, side cut upwards in a curving motion & meet 1 inch from center . Continue until you have four equal cuts, which offset each other.
|Loading cut AP rounds into oven w/ peeler.|
|Baked AP rounds.|
Has a fine crumb, light. Not dense at all, and not much for sharp rye flavor - more nutty. I don't care for rye, yet I loved this bread. Most people when they think of rye , they think of the hors 'd ouvres sized crouton - hard rye mini loaves you add cheese to. This bread is not at all like that. It is similar to a whole wheat.
Traditional rye is very dense, and calls for mainly rye flour. Rye flour doesn't have gluten. Hence the dense bread. It is more popular on the East coast. You won't find too much Rye bread on the West coast.
I find it funny that we as North Westeners love artisan breads and our organic, healthy lifesyles, yet can't find room on our palate to appreciate rye...