German Rye Bread

Carol Zahn


What could be better than a sandwich made out of rye bread? It was always such a treat to have fresh rye bread out of the oven when I was a kid.


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  • 2 c
    rye flour
  • 2 c
    white flour
  • 3 c
    lukewarm water
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 pkg
    dry yeast, not rapid rise
  • 1/2 c
    lukewarm water for yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    caraway seeds (optional)

How to Make German Rye Bread


  1. Mix 1/2 cup lukewarm water, sugar, salt and yeast together and let sit overnight.
  2. In the morning add the flour to the yeast. Mix well and let rise once. Knead down and let it rise again. Shape into loaves and place into greased pans or shape into rounds. Don't let the dough rise too long, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 400 for 45 to 60 minutes.

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About German Rye Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Healthy Heirloom

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