Rye bread

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Rye bread
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Rye bread is at least 90% rye flour produced bread ; Breads with a lower proportion of rye are called mixed bread .

It is made from flour or grist , water, yeast, salt, sourdough and, in some varieties, with bread spices such as caraway , anise , fennel or coriander .

Special features in production

Rye bread becomes bakeable only through acidification using sourdough , as rye flour contains starch-degrading amylases . Without acidification, the enzymes would break down so much starch that no dough structure and therefore no crumb could be formed. Another reason for the poor baking quality compared to wheat flour is the fact that no glue can form in the dough , although gliadin and glutenin (as in wheat) are also present in rye flour . The reason for this are the pentosans , which are present in large quantities in rye and prevent the formation of glue.

Varieties (selection)

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ German food book, guidelines for bread and biscuits (PDF; 42 kB). Part II.3; Retrieved August 4, 2010.