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Double Rye Sourdough Bread with Honey

Sponge Rise: 8-12 hours        Final Rise: 3 hours
Bake time: 40 min
200 g (7 oz) light rye starter from this recipe
200 g (7 oz) dark rye flour
150 ml (0.26 pt) tepid water
Mix the starter, flour and water in a glass bowl. The sponge should be dense and sticky. Cover with foil and set aside for 8-12 hours. It's good to make the sponge the evening before the bake day and leave to rise overnight. 
The Bread Dough:
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp honey
170 ml (0.3 pt) water
Add salt to waterAdd honey to the water
Pour the water into two glasses - 85 ml per glass. Add the salt to one glass and stir to dissolve, add the honey to the other glass and stir to dissolve.
Add the water with the honey to the sponge
Add the honey and water to the sponge and stir to combine.
120 g bread flour
100 g light rye flour

Add  the rye flourAdd  the bread flour


Add the flours to the sponge.
Add the salted waterCombine well all the ingredients
Add the salted water and stir to combine well all the ingredients.
The very sticky and thick dough
The dough should be very thick and sticky.
Line the bread tin with baking paper
Line the bread tin with baking paper. I used a Pullman Loaf Tin with a lid, for 900 gr loaf, dimensions: 8.39 x 4.8 x 4.33 inch (21 x 13 x 11cm).
The dough in the tin
Transfer the dough into the tin lined with baking paper and even the surface of the dough with wet palm or a spatula.
Risen dough in the tinCover the tin with the dough in plastic wrap or a plastic bag
Cover the tin with a plastic wrap or bag and leave to rise for 3 hours. 
Double Rye Bread with Honey Polly eats London
Preheat the oven to 230ºC. Pop the bread into the oven. After 15 min, lower the temperature to 200ºC. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and the tin. Remove the baking paper and return the bread to the oven for further 5 minutes.The bread should make the hollow sound if it's baked inside. Cool on a wire rack at least 1 hour. The loaf of bread weighs 830 g. Serve with unsalted butter or charcuterie of your choice.

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