Stone Oven’s Black Bread is hand-crafted using a dark rye flour, cocoa, and molasses. Also referred to as Russian Rye, this bread does not contain caraway seeds, but is crusted with poppy seeds.
Rye is a cousin to wheat, and grows well in much poorer soil than wheat can typically tolerate. Rye plants withstand cold better than other small grains do. Rye will survive with snow cover that would otherwise result in winter-kill for winter wheat. Most of the rye flour we use is derived from ‘winter ryes’, which are planted and begin growing in autumn. In spring, the plants develop quickly and produce their crop.
Given its hearty nature and vigorous growth, rye easily suppresses even the most invasive weed competitors. For this reason, rye can be grown without the application of herbicides and is a more environmentally friendly crop than most wheats.
- Offered as 1# loaf, 2# batard, and 14oz baguette
Caraway Seeds: Our Black Bread (Russian Rye) does not contain caraway seeds. If you’re looking for a rye with caraway, check out our Jewish Rye.