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Offline jefklak

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my 40% rye with a bit of caraway
« on: August 12, 2012, 03:23:40 PM »
Details available here: http://www.savesourdough.com/caraway-rye/



Some highlights:

- The caraway flavor is very strong and even overpowers the nice sour taste, and I even used teaspoons instead of tablespoons!
- The crumb is very nice and even and still open but does not contain huge holes, I like it for this kind of bread
- no yeast needed at all...
- my very first cane banneton works, yay! (After a first failed attempt, dough would not come loose haha)

I'll probably bake this again but without the seeds just to see how the bread would taste then.
I love rye :-) this is a nice compromise between french and heavy german bread.

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Re: my 40% rye with a bit of caraway
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 05:01:57 PM »
Hehe.. and I thought it didn't have enough caraway...  lol
Adjust as needed is always an option (after having made any recipe "by the book" at least once).
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Re: my 40% rye with a bit of caraway
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 01:31:07 PM »
Are there different "kinds" of caraway seed or do they all taste as strong?
I've never eaten them before so for us it was kind of an overload. I had some trouble buying them too, couldn't find them in the "regular" supermarket. It certainly was nice, something completely different than I'm used to!


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Re: my 40% rye with a bit of caraway
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 07:09:16 PM »
Perhaps because you never had them before, they seemed a bit too "punchy" but as far as type, I don't know if there are stronger or weaker ones. I've never seen a distinction noted on a bottle of caraway as to origin or type like you do peppercorn or vanilla. I do know that, as with many spices, if they age much they do lose their flavour to a degree, so maybe you got an especially fresh batch. But do try it again with a much smaller amount to see if you can find the right balance for you.
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