Weissbrot mit Kümmel



A simple Austrian/German white bread with caraway seeds. From my bread machine cookbook, this bread recipe was adapted for preparation in a KitchenAid stand up mixer. Delicious toasted! "White bread with caraway is a favorite in Austria. It is excellent as a sandwich bread."


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Makes one loaf or two smaller (1 1/2 pounds total)
10 Min
25 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 5 oz
    warm milk
  • 2 oz
    warm water
  • 1 11/2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter, to room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    caraway seeds, lightly crushed + more for garnish
  • 3 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 1
    egg + 1 small egg whisked with a little bit of water for the egg wash
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp

How to Make Weissbrot mit Kümmel


  1. Pour the milk and water into the KitchenAid stand up mixer bowl. Add the yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast starts to foam. (I also added the butter the final minute to soften it, too.)
  2. Add the flour, salt, egg and sugar to the yeast mixture. KNEAD for about 2-3 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. Punch down dough and place on a floured cutting board. KNEAD a few times then shape into 1 large round loaf or 2 smaller loaves.
  5. Place the loaves on a parchment-lined jelly roll pan and let rise in a warm oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the top of the loaves with an egg-water wash. Sprinkle each loaf with caraway seeds. You can also score the crust if you wish.
  7. Bake the loaves for about 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden and the bread is hollow sounding when tapped on the bottom.

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About Weissbrot mit Kümmel

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German

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