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easy rye bread

Recipe by
Marianne Gleason
Cincinnati, OH

This rye bread is super easy to make. Takes about 10 minutes to mix. The most time involved is allowing the bread to rise (total of about 1 hr 40 minutes). Great with butter served with a meal or used to make sandwiches, especially a Reuben.

yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 50 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy rye bread

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    instant dry yeast
  • 2 c
    warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 c
    rye flour
  • 3 c
    flour, all purpose
  • pinch
    coarse salt

How To Make easy rye bread

  • 1
    Using a stand mixer, add yeast, water, salt, caraway and rye flour to bowl. Mix until combined. Add in all purpose flour 1 cup at a time until dough forms and pulls away from side of bowl. Dough should be soft, but not sticky or stiff.
  • 2
    Move dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rise until double. Takes about 1 hour.
  • 3
    After dough has risen, shape into a loaf and place into a lightly greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise again for 40 minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a shallow pan on the bottom rack of the oven.
  • 5
    Lightly moisten the top of the bread with water. Sprinkle top of loaf with caraway seed and coarse salt (optional). Cut several slits on top of the loaf.
  • 6
    Place the loaf pan in the oven and pour a glass of water into the shallow pan below. (It'll start to steam)
  • 7
    Bake the loaf for 28-30 minutes. Remove from oven. Take loaf out of pan and place on cooling rack. Enjoy!

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