Bread Quest: Sourdough Rye Bread


Preparation info

  • Makes


    medium loaves
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread

Bien Cuit

By Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky

Published 2015

  • About

No too long ago there was an era, I am told, when the bread known as Jewish rye was available in bakeries and delis all over New York City. Old-timers often refer to it as “corn bread” or “corn rye,” although it contains no corn whatsoever. I think they’re using the word “corn” the way it’s used in the British Isles, as a synonym for grain or wheat. Whatever you call it, if you search from Staten Island to the northernmost reaches of the Bronx, you’re unlikely to find a rye that measures up