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beer rye bread (quick and easy)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Wendy Rusch
Cameron, WI

A dense bread, as a good rye should be, with a little more than a hint of beer. If you love rye bread and you like beer...I know you'll like this one. And Bonus! it's quick and easy. :o) I found this in an old church cookbook, switched up a few things and re wrote the directions to be more understanding in todays world. :o) Enjoy!

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For beer rye bread (quick and easy)

  • 2 pkg
    yeast or 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 c
    warm water, 115 degrees approx
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    rye flour
  • 2 1/4 c
    ap or bread flour
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    caraway seeds, optional

How To Make beer rye bread (quick and easy)

  • 1
    In large mixing bowl, add yeast and warm water, stir and allow to foam, 10 minutes. While yeast is working, in a small saucepan, add butter, honey, beer and heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat, allow to cool to 105-120 degrees, then add to yeast mixture.
  • 2
    Add rye flour, AP flour, salt, garlic and caraway seeds, if desired. Mix well and knead with dough hook 4-5 minutes, adding 1/4 c flour as needed to make a soft but firm dough. It will completely pull away from the sides of the bowl forming a ball.
  • 3
    Form dough into a round disk shape and place into a greased 8" round pan. Or as I did, you can place into a greased loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap then a towel and allow to rise in warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 and bake 30 minutes, or when thermometer reads 165-175. Brush top with melted butter if desired. Cool on racks 10 minutes then remove from pan to racks
  • 4
    ***This bread only rises once in the pans. ***I made a double batch as to use up the full bottle of beer. (hence the 2 loaves in the photo) ***I used an amber beer, but any beer should work

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