I have long been a huge fan of rye bread, particularly after seeing Nigella chow down on her version of a “Hungarian sandwich” which is basically a dark rye bread smothered with dark cherry jam and a luscious amount of cream cheese. Because she does it and looks that amazing, I sometimes feel I can get away with the same too, but honestly, I look nowhere near as good as her!
Closer to home, a local bakery used to make a beautiful rye bread for some time, but then ultimately stopped as I believe I was their only buyer. And the longing for good rye bread in India had me fidgety. Sattvic Foods has organic, fine light rye flour which works beautifully in this recipe. As mentioned before, I have been miserably failing at all bread attempts, but for the first time I achieved success in the first go of this recipe. I have made this bread multiple times since, and each time it is a sheer delight. If you’ve never made bread before, I highly recommend to start with this one!
Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food.