Cucumber Pickle Juice Rye Cob Adapted From Dan Lepard

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  • 200 g German #1150 Rye flour, toasted
  • 300 g German #1050
  • 3/4 tsp Salt

  1. To toast the rye flour, preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Spread the rye flour in a thin layer over a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes, or until the flour has turned a light tannish brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  2. Combine the flours, and mix with the salt. In another bowl, whisk the pickle juice with yeast and dill. Mix this liquid and the flour together with your hands. Squeezing it through your fingertips. When roughly combined, cover the bowl and leave it for 10 minutes. Tip the dough out on to a lightly oiled work-surface and knead gently for 10-15 seconds. Return the dough to the bowl, leave for a further 10 minutes, then knead once more for 10-15 seconds. Repeat one more time.

  3. Stretch the dough out on the work-surface and pat it out lightly into a rectangle. Fold one end, a third of the length, back to the centre. Fold the other end back over it, so you have three layers. Repeat after 30 minutes and 1 hour. Divide the dough into two equal pieces, and shape each into a round. Place both on a flour-dusted baking sheet, leaving a space between for the cobs to grow. Cover and leave for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 210C/410F. Cut a slash across the center of each cob. Bake in the center of the oven for 55 minutes until the cobs are a good rich brown colour and when tapped on the bottom, sound hollow. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


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