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Gail's Russian Rye Sourdough 500g

3.3 out of 5 (48)

23 out of 48 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

life 3 days guaranteed (avg. 3)*

Suitable for vegetarians


Price per 100g: 60p


Product Description

GAIL's Russian Rye Bread

Inspired by the tale of a Russian impresario who abandoned the theatre to devote his life to bread, this delicious rye loaf is as deep, dark and brooding as his secret passion for baking.

About GAIL's
GAIL's believes in the art of honest breadmaking. We start with just four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast, and we never add artificial colours or flavours. Instead, we seek out the best ingredients from where they're best, whether it's hand-peeled Bramley apples from Britain, single source unsalted butter from France, or plump juicy olives from Mediterranean groves. All our loaves are made by hand too, so we never need to add the stabilisers and preservatives that are an unavoidable fact of industrialised bread.

Our selection of classic and globally-inspired artisanal breads includes a range of sourdoughs made from 15-year old wild yeast starters. Allowed to rise slowly and naturally, these loaves take 48 hours to make and possess a mature taste and character that a mechanically processed loaf couldn't hope to match.

Product Information





Ideally, store in your Gail's paper bag.
You can freeze the bread, but never refrigerate.


Strong and sturdy, the Russian Rye can stand up to Eastern Europe's strongest flavours.
Dress with ribbons of smoked salmon and devour with an icy shot of vodka, or pile high with pastrami and pickles, and relax with a cold glass of pilsner.

Country of Origin



Gail's Bakery
Unit 12
Garrick Road Industrial Estate
NW9 6AQ.

Package Type


Recycling Information

Paper bag recyclable


Allergen Information

Allergens can be found in the ingredients list

May Contain Nut, Contains Gluten, Contains Wheat, Contains Lactose, May Contain Sesame, Contains Milk


Allergy Advice: For allergens see highlighted ingredients

Rye Flour, Water, Wheat Flour, Salt, Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid), Milk.


Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5

48 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.3

23 out of 48 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

A treat

I'm not familiar with 'Russian' sourdough so can't comment on authenticity but this was excellent with gravadlax at Christmas. The crust is very tough and hard to saw through, but the softer, tasty inside rewards the effort.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Real Man-Bread

If your idea of good bread is the light cotton wool like stuff that comes pre-sliced in packets then this one is probably not for you. It's real artisan bread, dense, and chewy with a superbly nutty flavour. Some people are commenting adversely about this saying it was burnt. Sadly I think they are really showing their unfamiliarity with what this type of bread is supposed to be like. It's a typical rustic rye sourdough, strongly flavoured, dark brown, quite tough, but perfect for an open sandwich. Personally I think it's superb and I will be buying it again.

Rating: 2 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Nothing Russian in it

Yes, it is made from rye. But rye bread in Russia is so much tastier... This one is also hard and difficult to cut.

Rating: 3 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

nice bread but

But this isn't a loaf, more a large roll! I'd think this is half to a quarter of the size a 'real' loaf, so you can see it is very pricey. I buy a proper sized sourdough loaf baked in a real artisanal bakery four £4.50!

Rating: 2 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Too hard to slice

Very nice tasting/textured bread, but I've now cut my fingers twice trying to slice it as it's so tough. Made the last 1/5 of loaf almost unusable as after a few days it becomes even tougher, and that last litle bit is hard to get your hands around to slice when it needs so much force. I even cut myself on the bread itself as the gashes at the top are so sharp, after avoiding the knife! Unless Ocado offers to slice it first, I won't buy again.


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