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I’ve just spent five days on the coast of Devon. The house we stayed in was a short walk to the beach, and had a wonderful kitchen. I settled in and began to bake.
First up was Weekend Bakery’s Rye Lovers Dark Rye Bread, a dense moist Dutch traditional bread that takes ten hours to bake. The loaf’s main ingredient is cracked rye. I had not been able to find this in London, so this ingredient was the great excitement of my Shipton Mill excursion.
The Netherlands has a tradition of both wheat and rye bread, the former historically the luxury option. The Dutch also go in for the elaborate sweetbread traditions of much of continental Europe. Call me a little Englander, but I am still a mixture of impressed and nonplussed by these creations. This loaf is a hearty everyday sort and more my thing. The Weekend Bakery…
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