Great Grandma Amy's Swedish Rye Bread

Elizabeth Lancaster


This recipe was given to my Grandmother when she was first married to my grandfather, but her mother in law didn't give her the correct recipe!She would make it for dinner and it never tasted correct, my Great Grandma would always bring a spare loaf to dinner,& it somehow always tasted the way it should have. My grandma tried many times & could never get it right,she had given up, then her father in law showed up at her door, with the correct recipe. The next dinner they had, my Great granny took a bite of her bread and was SHOCKED! Great Grandpa laughed so hard, just to see his wife's face!


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 loaf of bread
10 Min
4 Hr
Bread Machine


  • 1 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1/4 c
    dark molasses (unsulphured) grandma's brand works best
  • 3 c
    bread flour
  • 3/4 c
    rye flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    swedish mix (recipe follows)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dry milk powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    yeast (rapied rise) for bread machine

  • 2 Tbsp
    fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    caraway seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    anise seeds

How to Make Great Grandma Amy's Swedish Rye Bread


  1. Ground down your Swedish mix and place in an air tight container. (you will have extra)
  2. Follow instructions for your bread machine, mine says to put all liquids in first then add dry ingredient's.
  3. Place warm water in the bottom along with the molasses. then add flours, salt in one corner and butter in the other, brown sugar in the other.
    I sprinkle my Swedish mix and milk in the center before making my dwell for my yeast.
  4. Set bread machine to your desired settings, and let the machine do its job and you will have a perfect loaf of bread :)
  5. I pray your family enjoys my great grandmothers recipe that I have grown up on and love so dearly. This makes such a savory loaf of bread and tastes amazing with jams and honey too ! Enjoy!!

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About Great Grandma Amy's Swedish Rye Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Swedish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free

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