Rye sourdough

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    Cool maybe this will encourage me to try! Can't wait to see and hear about the results.
     
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    Thanks @Albie_baking! I baked it yesterday, and we had some this morning. Here are some photos:

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    I decided to make a wheat/rye loaf given that it was my first attempt at sourdough - I was worried that pure rye would be a little too ambitious! It ended up being about 60% strong wheat flour and 40% rye flour. I baked it in a pyrex dish with a lid as suggested by the recipe as I don't have a proving basket. It's really tasty! It's a little dense, but overall I'm really pleased with how it turned out :)
     
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    Wow nice loaves @Becky. I need to get a sourdough starter going again.
     
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    I can see this becoming an addictive hobby! I'll be baking another loaf tomorrow... :D
     
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    Nice loaf! You can bake in Pyrex? Can you post a Pic of the container?
     
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    :D@Becky, I’m just like you. I’ll bake something and think, good but I could do better. Then I get obsessed and I’ll bake the same thing 3 - 4 times in a row:D
     
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    Thanks! It's like this one: https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/pyrex-classic-casserole-dish-16l/p/0950540

    The second prove is done in the bigger half (tea towel lining it, lid on top), and it is baked the other way up - ie the dough sits in the lid, and the bigger half acts as a lid to let it steam for half of the baking time. It seems to work well but I'd like to give it a try with a proving basket and baking stone. I made another one on Saturday:

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    This one has a higher amount of rye flour - it's about half - and the rest is strong white flour. I also baked it at a slightly lower temperature and kept the lid on for 20 minutes rather than 25 to get a thinner crust.
     
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    That is a very nice looking loaf @Becky. Those slices of bread are just begging for some pastrami and good mustard:p
     
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    Now that is a great idea! :D
     
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