Finnish Rye Sourdough Recipe (ALL rye!)
( Finnish Rye Sourdough BreadCollapse )
I have yet to actually eat any of this, but it looks proper and sounds right when I thump it. *grin*
Sourdough breads keep longer, and better, than conventional yeast breads. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that the lactic (et al) acid provided by the sourdough's bacteria do a happy little denaturing number on the proteins. Thus, a loaf I made for and I back on Thursday isn't stale yet--so, do not worry about it being day-old, or even longer, as long as the loaf remains sound.