Rye Bread

Savor the homemade flavor of freshly baked bread with your next meal. The flavor of rye and molasses make the effort worth it.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 22

Ingredients

2
pkg. active dry yeast
1
cup warm water
1
cup warm milk
1/2
cup molasses
1/4
cup shortening, melted
2
teaspoons salt
3
to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3
cups medium rye flour
1
tablespoon water
1
egg yolk
  • 1 In small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water (105 to 115°F.). In large bowl, combine warm milk (105 to 115°F.), molasses, shortening and salt; blend well. Stir in dissolved yeast. Add 2 cups all-purpose flour; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  • 2 By hand, stir in 3 cups rye flour and an additional 3/4 to 1 cup all-purpose flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
  • 3 On floured surface, knead in remaining 1/4 to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until light and doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • 5 Grease 2 cookie sheets. Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Divide dough into 2 parts; shape into balls. Shape dough into two 12-inch oblong loaves; round ends. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  • 6 With sharp knife, make four 1/4-inch deep diagonal slashes on top of each loaf. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 7 Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover dough. In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon water and egg yolk; beat well. Brush over loaves. Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Slice
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    100mg
    100%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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