I got quite a few requests for this rye bread recipe so I asked Sue if she would mind sharing her recipe with you. She said she was happy to do it! Thank you, Sue. It made a delicious sandwich and it was wonderful toasted with a little apricot jam.
No Knead Rye Bread
You need a cast iron dutch oven. I used a Le Crueset 2 3/4 qt size pot. It needs to be able to go in the oven and have a tight fitting lid. You also need parchment paper for the bottom of the pan and foil to cover the bread the last 10 minutes.
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup rye flour (I found mine at Walmart)
1 Tbsp coarse salt
1 Tbsp caraway seeds
1/4 tsp yeast (yes, this is correct 1/4 tsp)
1 1/2 cups room temperature tap water (right out of the faucet)
Mix the dry ingredients. Sue said in a cuisineart, I used my kitchenaide mixer. Then add the water. Mix just until well blended.
Form into a ball and place in a greased bowl...I used olive oil...and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Let this sit on your counter for 12 to 18 hours. (I started this process in the afternoon and it sat on my counter overnight and was ready to bake the next day at noon.)
After the time is up, dump the dough on the counter on top of a little bench flour. Roll a few times, cover with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
Put the dough on a floured cotton towel...use plain not terry cloth or the dough will stick to it...place back into a bowl and cover for another 2 hours.
At about the hour and a half mark, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place your baking pot in the oven with the lid and heat if for about 30 minutes. Once the pot is good and hot place a piece of parchment in the bottom and put the dough in. Take a mixture of 1/2 tsp corn starch mixed with a 1/4 cup water and microwave 30 seconds, then stir. Brush this mixture on the top of the dough and sprinkle with more caraway seeds...
Bake covered for 30 minutes.
Remove lid and cover loosely with foil for an additional 10 minutes.
This method made a crispy crust and a nice firm inside. Thanks again, Sue. I'll be making this again soon.