Supermarket Rye in the Basque Country
I'm planning a four or five hour hike tomorrow morning and this evening, not finding a bakery open, I went into the LIDL supermarket in Arrasate and bought the only bread (they bake them there) still on the shelves at 9:30 pm. It's billed as pan de centeno (no Basque name given, though google translate suggests zekale-ogia) -- 67% rye, according to the store's description (though it didn't say whether whole or medium or light).
The crust looks prime but unf, there's little structure & no crunch. The crumb is a bit moist -- but it's a high rye, so it can be forgiven. The flavor leans graham cracker: a little sweet and no tang at all, so definitely not a sourdough. But it's growing on me. I mean, hey, it's a rye, and I haven't had my fix in several weeks.