Sourdough Rye Bread

Chleb żytni na zakwasie

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      19 hr

Appears in
Fresh From Poland: New Vegetarian Cooking from the Old Country

By Michał Korkosz

Published 2021

  • About

Sourdough rye is one of the most popular breads in Poland. It is sometimes made with added yeast or wheat flour, which makes the flavor less intense. In my hometown of Rzeszów, there is an old bakery called Nawłoka, where they bake it my favorite way, with just rye flour and zakwas (rye sourdough) starter. It has an extremely nutty flavor and a strong, sour punch. My sourdough recipe is an interpretation of this bread—and it’s so simple to make. Remember to eat the first slice simply