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Rye bread

I'd been planning to make homemade rye bread since last June when we got a grain mill. We love rye grilled cheese sandwiches with some roast beef added... yummy!

Most of the store bought rye bread I found had a substantial amount of all-purpose flour in it, but I wanted something heartier. I make my rye bread recipe using mostly rye flour. Since rye doesn't have much gluten, I prefer to add some additional wheat gluten to hold the loaf together. However, rye bread is very versatile and it's perfectly fine to choose the rye-to-wheat ratio you prefer, depending on the purpose of your bread (sandwich bread vs. soup bread). :)

Rye bread and wheat bread

Here you can see the difference between my regular 100% whole wheat bread (left) and this rye bread (right). This loaf of rye bread was made with 2 1/2 cups rye flour and only 1/2 cup wheat flour, so it's fairly dark. Substituting molasses for the honey would make it even darker, if that's what you prefer! :)

Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for rye flour? I'd love to hear about it! :)

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mama's picture

I have one on my website but

I have one on my website but it does contain white flour as well. The results were good and we ate it with corn chowder! YUM!
Tereza

Rootbeer Rye Bread

Why indeed I do! I'm not sure how healthy it is....it's got rootbeer in it! And there's not a whole lot of rye flour in it. But it's delicious! Hands down my favorite bread.

RYE..here's a few

http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/03/yogurt-rye-bread.html (YOGURT RYE BREAD)

http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-tri-flour-bread.html TRI-FLOUR BREAD (OLD TIMERS CALLED IT THRIDS BREAD)

http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/05/caraway-rye-biscuits.html (CARAWAY RYE BISCUITS)

THIS IS MY FAVE BUT THE RECIPE ISN'T UP
http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/01/dark-rye-bread.html

I THINK ALL OF THESE HAVE ALL-PURPOSE AND/OR WHEAT TOO.

LOOKS LIKE YOURS TURNED OUT GREAT! RYE FLOUR CAN BE VERY HARD TO WORK WITH! I JUST MADE RYE YOGURT CRACKERS THIS WEEK AND WHEW! RYE IS STICKY!:-)

Lilyofthevalley's picture

I made

rye bread years ago, I should try it again.... :) Your looks delicious!! I will give your recipe a try. ~Tanya - mama to 5 :)

I am amazed by the way you

I am amazed by the way you manage to slice your bread!!!!!

Momma's WW/rye bread

1 1/2 c warm water
2 T sugar
2 pkg yeast
2 eggs
3 T oil
2 tsp salt
1/2 c honey or sugar
2 c whole wheat flour
1 c rye flour
1/4 c flax seed meal
additional AP flour (2-3 c)

Dissolve 2T sugar in the warm water and sprinkle in the yeast and let it set until it is foamy. In a separate bowl beat eggs. Add eggs and remaining ingredients (except flour) to the yeast and mix well. Add flour little by little, sifting as you add. When it gets to "sponge" stage, cover and let rise for an hour. Add flour and stir until it gets too stiff to stir, then turn it out on a floured surface to knead. Keep adding flour and kneading until it's nice smooth. Put dough back into bowl, oil it and cover. Let rise 1 hr. Shape into loaves, braid or buns, place in greased baking pan, cover and let rise for an 1 hr. Bake @ 350 for about 35 min. This makes two loaves

Momma's way of making bread seems like such a long process. I love the way this bread tastes, though. I tried to adapt the recipe to my breadmachine, but was not successful. I would love any suggestions you might have to simplify this recipe or how you might adapt it to a breadmachine.

Must try

I've been wanting to try to bake Rye bread for a few weeks and none of the recipes I've seen prompted me to do so...that is until I saw yours! Guess what I'll be doing this weekend? My family loves all of your recipes that I have made so far :)

Mmmmmm...

I love rye bread. I think I have my recipe on my page, I'll have to check.
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tried it

I tried your recipe for rye bread. It turned out a little dry but that was my fault for adding to much flour. But the taste is GREAT! I did 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 rye flour. Like you said I think I will try more rye then wheat next time because I do like rye bread. Thank you so much for the recipe, you read my mind it was exactly was I was looking for.
Katie

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