So good I had to bake it again after I gave the first one away; I kept a bigger piece for myself this time.
This is a remake of the Jeffrey Hamelman 80 % rye with hot rye flour soaker. For this one I used a mixture 50/50 of Shipton Mill’s light and dark rye for all the rye flour components of the loaf; the soaker, the sourdough etc. The loaf came out with a lovely caramel-gold coloured crust and crumb. Still a bit on the sticky side, but delicious all the same. I am in love with the sweet smooth taste you get from the hot water soaker. Also look at the difference that cooking in a Pullman tin makes to the crust and the colour of the final loaf!