Homemade Rye Bread Recipe

Rye bread is basically bread that is made with rye flour. Rye has a hearty flavor, and utilizing pretty much of it in blend with different flours a portion will give it pretty much of that season. Rye bread is frequently made with options like molasses and cocoa powder, which include shading and flavor. Caraway seeds can be included too, for a significantly increasingly particular flavor.

While you can make a portion that is made 100% rye, those will in general be very thick and substantial. For a lighter portion that despite everything has great rye season, blend rye flour with bread flour, which helps structure a superior gluten structure inside the batter.

With respect to this specific bread from George? It was superb. Daintily seasoned, delicate inside, with a hard outside layer. My dad doesn’t care for caraway seeds so they were kept out. I love them so whenever I make this bread they’re going in.

Rye Bread

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Recipe by simplyrecipesCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Rye bread was considered a staple through the Middle Ages. Many different types of rye grain have come from north-central and western and eastern Europe

Ingredients

  • 2 packages active dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons or 16 grams)

  • 2 1/2 cups warm water (just barely warm to the touch)

  • 2/3 cup molasses (regular unsulphured; not blackstrap)

  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

  • 2 cups rye flour

  • 5 cups bread flour

Directions

  • Dissolve the yeast: Dissolve the yeast in the warm water with the molasses. Put yeast mixture into a large metal bowl.
  • Make the dough: Add the caraway seeds, salt, vegetable oil, cocoa powder, 2 cups of rye flour and then 2 cups of bread flour, mixing into the yeast mixture after each addition with a wooden spoon.
    Add more bread flour, a cup at a time, until the dough is not so sticky and it is too hard to mix it with the wooden spoon. At that point, spread a half cupful of flour onto a large, clean, flat surface and put the dough onto the surface.
  • Knead the dough: Knead the dough by pressing down with the heel of your hand, stretching it, turning the dough a quarter-turn, pulling the dough back toward you and then pressing and stretching again. Knead additional bread flour into the dough until it reaches the right consistency. Knead for 5-7 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Let the dough rise: Spread some vegetable oil around a large bowl and place the dough in it, turning it so it gets coated in the oil.
    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp cloth. Let rise at room temperature until it has doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Divide the dough: Gently press down on the risen dough so some of its air is released. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead the dough a few turns and then divide it by cutting it in half with a sharp knife.
  • Shape the loaves: Shape each half into loaf. Place dough loafs into either oiled 8×4-inch bread loaf pans, or onto a flat baking sheet or peel that has been sprinkled with corn meal, depending if you want to cook the loaves in pans or directly on a baking stone. Cover with plastic or a damp cloth.
  • Let the loaves rise: Let the bread rise again, this time not doubling in volume, but rising by about half of its volume, about 30 to 45 minutes, half as long as the first rising. The dough should be peeking over the top of the loaf pan if using a loaf pan.
  • Heat the oven: If you are using a baking stone, place the stone in the oven. Preheat oven to 350°F for at least half an hour before baking.
  • Bake the loaves: If baking on a stone and not in the pan, score the loaves a few times on the top of the dough right before putting it in the oven. Put loaves in the oven. If you have a mister, mist the dough with a little water the first 10 minutes of baking. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until done. The bread should sound hollow when tapped.

Notes

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