100% Rye Sourdough Baking

No-Knead Rye Sourdough Loaf

Rye is such a cool grain with a deep and rich history of nourishing cultures throughout the world. So is the practice of sourdough baking. Marrying the two, as I have over the past couple of years, produces some really good loaves, flatbreads, and interesting sweet treats.

After falling in love with a no-knead dough that produces a super simple loaf, a lovely pizza crust, and a delicious focaccia; I ended up putting together a collection of recipes together to form a cookbook. This book, 100% RYE, contains some recipes that I didn’t even know were possible without wheat, sugar, or yeast.

It’s truly a collection of family favorites with much of the recipe-testing and development done with the Cultures for Health New Zealand Rye Sourdough Starter. Here’s a little bit more about that starter and the ins-and-outs of baking with 100% rye sourdough.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Overnight Sprouted (and Sourdough) Cinnamon Rolls!

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Cinnamon rolls… drooool…

The morning before you want to eat your cinnamon rolls, feed your starter. 4 hours before you go to bed start making your dough…. 

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Erin

Erin

Erin Gaines is a Nutritional Therapist and a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful babies. My favorite cultured foods are milk kefir and sauerkraut. I feel these are the easiest and most versatile cultures. I have taught many classes on fermenting kefir, veggies, and kombucha. Before I was a mom, I owned my own company selling sauerkraut, kefir, and lacto-fermented condiments.

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Cheesy, Sprouted Sourdough Rolls: Monkey Bread Style

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Continuing in my experiments with sourdough, I created this cheesy, flavorful sourdough bread utilizing sprouted wheat flour. It’s akin to a savory monkey bread and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Erin

Erin

Erin Gaines is a Nutritional Therapist and a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful babies. My favorite cultured foods are milk kefir and sauerkraut. I feel these are the easiest and most versatile cultures. I have taught many classes on fermenting kefir, veggies, and kombucha. Before I was a mom, I owned my own company selling sauerkraut, kefir, and lacto-fermented condiments.

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Flavored Sourdough Loaves

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I have been playing with my super awesome sourdough starter a lot lately! It is so fun to have a starter that is working and active, bubbly and healthy. Doesn’t it look happy?

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I found a sandwich bread recipe that works really really well for me and have been experimenting with giving my loaves a bit more oomph and fun flavor. And it is so easy!… 

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Erin

Erin

Erin Gaines is a Nutritional Therapist and a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful babies. My favorite cultured foods are milk kefir and sauerkraut. I feel these are the easiest and most versatile cultures. I have taught many classes on fermenting kefir, veggies, and kombucha. Before I was a mom, I owned my own company selling sauerkraut, kefir, and lacto-fermented condiments.

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