If you regularly read my blog you will know that I love to bake bread!
I recently treated my self to a new toy. A Lekue silicone container to bake bread in!
As I had a new toy, I had to try baking a new bread, or two.
I have made this soft, tasty, continental style loaf. That will certainly become a family favourite!
This is how what I did...
Rye and Caraway Loaf
250g strong white flour
250g rye flour
1tsp caraway seeds
2tbsp olive oil
300g warm water
1 - Mix together the strong white flour and the rye flour together in a large mixing bowl
2 - Add the salt and caraway to one side of the bowl and the yeast to the other
3 - Add the olive oil and three quarters of the water and start to mix together
4 - Gradually add the remaining water until you have a manageable dough
5 - Knead the dough for between 5 - 10 minutes until you have a smooth dough with elasticity
6 - Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to prove for about an hour or until the dough has at least doubled in size
7 - place the dough on a lightly oiled work top and knock out the air and shape into a round loaf
8 - Place on a baking tray or Lekue silicone holder, cover and leave to prove for a further hour
9 - Pre heat the oven to 200C
10 - Once the dough has doubled in size place in the pre heated oven and bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until a golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the base
The caraway gives this loaf a real taste of the continent. It is delicious when still slightly warm with butter and makes a delicious sandwich when cold!