Tag Archives: rye bread

The unanticipated benefits of high hydration doughs

The unanticipated benefits of high hydration doughs

Posted on 16. Nov, 2018 by .

Here at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread, we frequently reflect on bread.  Who bakes it?  Where are they baking it?  Why? And how?  People who come to bread classes may be surprised at how hard we make them work to knead the bread for 10 minutes by hand!  Insisting on this activity is a […]

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Delicious 100 % rye bread – more questions answered

Delicious 100 % rye bread – more questions answered

Posted on 24. Jul, 2017 by .

Recently a reader tried (and loved) the 100% rye recipe on the website and sent me a few questions.  They are great questions, so I thought I would answer them here. 1) Should I buy a 1lb tin, or just double up the quantities next time to adapt to my 2lb tin? You can just […]

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A two country bread tour and not a hole in sight

A two country bread tour and not a hole in sight

Posted on 21. Apr, 2017 by .

How do I get those big holes in my bread?  That is a question we often get from students.  In fact, we get it so quickly that there is a post dedicated to it. Hint:  the secret is wet dough, plenty of stretching and folding, and a fair bit of degassing too. However, those of […]

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Easy rye bread recipes

Easy rye bread recipes

Posted on 05. Nov, 2015 by .

It's fantastic that more and more people are becoming hip to rye bread.  Rye is tasty, good for you, provides a welcome alternative to wheat bread, and compliments certain food (smoked meat and fish, strong cheese) really well. The great thing is that baking with rye is really easy. There are a few characteristics of […]

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Should I eat lard?

Should I eat lard?

Posted on 04. Nov, 2015 by .

Those who know me know I am a huge fan of lard.   Lard is 40% saturated fat to butter's 50%.  So if you eat butter you really should also be eating lard with a certain amount of gay abandon, unless you have a religious reason not to, of course, or if you are a […]

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Recipe for Rye Bread

Recipe for Rye Bread

Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 by .

Here at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread we just LOVE rye bread.  We have been crushed, though, recently, under the weight of messages and comments from people who are following the recipes on the website but who are not finding success with them.  Of course I was huffing and puffing and generally muttering about […]

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