THE STORYE BREAD STORY
THIS IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT
slow-baked bread, in fact, its the kind of bread that's baked so slowly it all but vanished from the shelves of bustling American grocery stores long ago. Slow-baked and handmade. After all, who can afford to spend more than 38 hours baking a single loaf of bread anyway? Well... we can!
it all begins with the rye. Rye grains have been harvested by our ancestors for high-energy nourishment for thousands of years. Our bread is made from only the sturdiest strains of rye - harvested in the harsh climate of northern Europe. Long winters demand explosive growth during the short summer season. The jam-packs the grains with a hearty bundle full of essential nutrients.
These rye grains are so completely wholesome that no further ingredients are required to bake the original slow-baked rye bread! The first step is to mix rye flour with scalding water. Then we add some rye malts and a little leavening from previous batches. In a slow and completely natural process, it then takes 36 hours for the dough to rise. And from it...rises a powerful, breathtaking aroma!
The dough is then caringly formed into loaves by hand. The loaves are baked in not one, but two separate ovens. The first, at almost 1,000 degrees F gives the bread its crunchy crust in precisely 9 seconds. Crisp. Then the second oven bakes the bread for 2 hours at 500 degrees F. Slow and thorough. Both wood-fired ovens are stoked only with smooth, branchless timber. This is the only way oven temperatures can be kept even and steady.
In fact, rye bread has a special relationship with the timber that fires the oven and the wooden tools used to make the bread. Only bread prepared, handled and stored with wooden utensils will come out just right. From the bowls used to shape the dough, to the long handled oven-peel - the baker's shovel, which helps our bakers shoot the freshly kneaded loaves of dough directly into the oven depths. It's the natural way of making bread.
We know that bread made like this tastes better. And that the rye grains retain all of their best qualities. Storye bread comes as a natural, power-package of vital fibers, vitamins and energy. Peace of mind. Because our bread is stress-free. Storye bread is free from any hurried production process or the artificial ingredients you might find in your average loaf of rye bread!
We will never rush the making of our bread by introducing speedier yeasts or chemical preservatives. Classic Rye Bread, Classic Rye with Carrots, Fine Rye and the wonderful Fine Rye with Fruit & Nuts - all of our breads are entirely natural and utterly honest.
It's time real slow-baked rye bread returns to America. To stay.