Galganov's Recipe for Deli Meat on Rye Loaf!

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This Deli Meat on Rye Loaf Recipe for Dough Hook uses:
  • a dough hook (or mixer with dough hook)
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • a sharp knife (to score the dough just before baking)
  • a rolling pin (or substitute with a glass soft drink or wine bottle ... or you can even form your loaf by hand if need be)
  • a large, greased baking sheet (We like to stack them in this recipe to get a softer bottom crust and then finish the crust, at the end, on a pizza stone.)
  • a fork to beat the egg (if you haven't got a whisk)
  • a pastry brush (fingers if you haven't got a brush) to spread the beaten egg
  The required ingredients for this Deli Meat in Rye Loaf recipe are (for the bread):
  • 3/4 Cup of hot water - 85°F to 110°F (30°C to 45°C)
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoon (9 grams) active dry yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon oil (5ml) (we prefer sunflower but olive [or any other you prefer] would do very nicely)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon (8g) salt
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon (5g) sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) minced, fresh basil
  • 1 Teaspoon (4ml) oil
  • 1/2 Cup (125g) rye flour
  • approximately 2 to 2 1/2 cups (450g to 600g) all purpose flour
  • 1 egg with 1 tbs (15ml) water beaten smooth but not fluffy
  • We like to sprinkle some poppy seeds on top
  • 1 /2 Teaspoon (7ml) vegatable oil to coat the dough before first rising

Dough Hook Method - Rather than switching from the beater, we use the dough hook only - from start to finish. We assume you know your equipment acceptably well:

  1. In your bowl, put your 3/4 Cup warm water.
  2. Sprinkle 1 3/4 Teaspoon active, dry yeast into the water and let sit for three minutes.
  3. Add 1 Teaspoon oil, 1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, 1 Teaspoon Sugar, 3 Tablespoons minced/crushed basil and mix well.
  4. Add 1/2 Cup Rye flour and beat until smooth.
  5. Add 1 Cup white, all purpose flour (or bread flour) and beat until smooth. We do additions at low speed to avoid kicking up dust. We think dough "likes to be abused" a little so we speed it up to high for short bursts - a few times in the kneading process - to break the rythm.
  6. Add another 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and knead, on low, until all the flour is absorbed. If you need a little more, add 1/4 Cup (or less) of all purpose flour at atime just until the stickyness is gone - kneading it just until it's smooth and consistent throughout. We find we need to remove the ball from the dough hook and leave it in the bowl - giving it a chance to start over and smoothen the dough ball.
  7. Free the dough from the hook and shape it into a flat, oval ball. Then take about 1/2 Teaspoon of oil in your hand and rub it all over all sides of the ball of dough and return the slightly oily mass to the mixing bowl (this will keep the dough from drying while it rises).
  8. Let it rest while you remove excess oil from your hands. Then cover the bowl with a lid (plastic, towel, etc - we use a metal lid) and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place (we use the oven with the oven light on - no heat - just the oven light) for 70 minutes or until the dough has doubled in bulk.
To make this Deli Meat on Rye Loaf you will need (for the stuffing):
  • a mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • a knife and chopping board

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  The required ingredients for this Deli Meat on Rye Loaf recipe (stuffing) are:
  • 300 Grams (about 10 ounces) ground beef
  • 1/4 Cup minced onion
  • 1/3 Cup minced celery
  • 3/4 to 1 Cup minced mushrooms
  • 1/3 Cup minced sweet pepper
  • 1/3 Cup pine nuts
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt or salt-substitute (or to taste)

Method - preparing the meat mixture:

  1. In a bowl, put - 300 Grams very lean ground beef
    1/4 Cup minced onion
    1/3 Cup minced celery
    3/4 to 1 Cup minced mushroom (We sometimes use up the less delicate stalks in this way - keeping many of the caps for other dish that benefit from them like a nice soup with mushroom cap slices or pieces)
    1/3 Cup minced sweet peppers
    1/3 Cup pine nuts
    1/2 Teaspoon salt or your favourite salt substituted)
  2. Mix together by hand. It doesn't need to be turned into pulp, just stired until all the ingredients are even spread through the mixture.
  3. Set aside for later use.

Method - Final Assembly:

  1. deli meat loaf ryeWhen dough has risen, take it from the bowl and press it by hand - pushing the bubbles out of the dough - to a rectangle of about 10" x 15" (25 cm x 40 cm) and let it rest under a tea towl for about 5 minutes.
  2. Roll the rectangle out to about 14" x 20" (35 cm x 50 cm). It will be in the area of 1/4" (.6 cm) thick.
  3. Lay down your meat mixtures with about 1 1/2" (4 cm) bare around 3 sides and a trailer of dough about 5" (10 cm) or more long. The meat will be spread out at about the same thickness as the dough.
  4. Roll it up toward that long tail at the other end - pinching off the ends, and then pinching a tight seam once the trailing piece of dough is rolled up.
  5. Put it on a greased tray, seam down, to rise for 40 minutes. We put it in the oven with the oven light on (no heat - just the oven light) - covered with a piece of wax or parchment paper. We find parchment sticks less.
  6. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
  7. If you have a pizza stone you may wish to leave it in the oven on the bottom rack to finish the crust later. (Never put a cold stone in a hot oven. The stone will break.)
  8. As the oven pre-heats, brush the top of your loaf with the egg wash of one egg beaten with water. (Keep the egg for another dish or pancakes in the morning ... or prepare your Pancake Batter right after the loaf goes into the oven. Then you've got pancake batter ready for breakfast.)
  9. Optionally, sprinkle a few poppy seeds across the top of the loaf for that authentic, deli look and taste.
  10. When the oven is hot put the baking sheet on the middle shelf in your oven for about 25 minutes to 1/2 hour. If, at 1/2 hour your dough seems done on the top but the bottom is soft this is a good time to use your hot pizza stone. 5 minutes OR LESS will seal that crust nicely. Be aware - every oven is different. If you find the bottom doesn't cook fast enough and you don't have a good way to finish it (ie, a pizza stone) be sure not to use multiple pans. Use a single pan only.

Method - Final Assembly part 2:

  1. Tap test for doneness - leaks can cause serious burns!
  2. Cool on a wire rack.

The Background Story
Deli Meat Loaf on Rye

This Deli Meat On Rye Loaf is the result of having tried a "stove-pipe stuffed mushroom". We had mushroom stuffing left over and decided to try it baked into a loaf of bread. We mixed it with a bit more stuff and rolled it into a loaf. It was quite interesting ... very good!

It cut up like a fun party loaf and we thought it deserved a bit of development time so we re-made it and remade it until we thought it a nice, stable recipe which will deliver a dependable, fun to eat treat.

This Deli Meat on Rye Loaf is made on a deli-style light rye bread made savory by adding basil to the dough. The meat should be lean since so much flavour will come from the addition of fresh vegetables. Additionally, the dough ismade with very little oil (1 tsp oil + 1/2 teaspoon to coat for rising).

The meat ends up having a texture a bit like a paté. It sits fully cooked into a delightful, very light rye bread. Cut and layed, in slices, on a plate; this loaf is an exciting and fun party food. One might say, "What we've baked, here, is a cold cut sandwich on rye ... 'the complete deli rye'."

This recipe introduces a variety of flavours. It takes a bit of time to prepare but we think it's a fun, new treat to put on the party table or simply as a snack on an active day. It's a delight warm but it's a perfect, cold snack. With a bit of a creative bent, this can be turned into a vegetarian loaf (and maybe we'll do that one day).

This recipe has several steps and we'll present them, here, in order. As with most of our recipes, this one requires no special equipment, however, a dough hook (a mixer with an attachement to knead the dough) would be nice.

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