Apple Butter Rye Bread

Total Time
4hrs 35mins
Prep
4 hrs
Cook
35 mins

A rye bread made with apple juice, apple butter, cardamom, and toasted walnuts. Can be made as two one-pound loaves, or as one two-pound loaf -- see bake times below! NOTE: I use the automatic bread machine dough cycle only, and bake in my oven, therefore this recipe has not been tried on a complete bread machine bake cycle!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put first six ingredients into bread machine pan.
  2. Toast chopped walnuts in a hot dry iron skillet ~ set aside in a large bowl to cool.
  3. Measure flours and add to bowl with toasted walnuts.
  4. Shell cardamom pods and grind the seeds with brown sugar ~ add to bowl of dry ingredients.
  5. Add dry milk powder and vital wheat gluten to other dry ingredients.
  6. Spoon dry ingredients into bread machine pan, on top of wet ingredients.
  7. In one corner of bread machine pan, add salt ~ in an opposite corner, add the bread machine yeast.
  8. Select DOUGH CYCLE ~ after about 10 minutes of mixing, check dough consistency ~ if too dry, add water one tablespoon at a time ~ if too wet, add flour one tablespoon at a time, until dough is smooth and not ragged.
  9. Divide dough and shape into two one-pound loaves ~ LET DOUGH RISE UNTIL DOUBLED. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR PROPER RISE ~ If dough doesn't rise enough, the bread will be dense!
  10. For two one-pound loaves, bake in a preheated 350F oven, in glass pans, for 20 minutes ~ tent with foil and continue baking another 10-15 minutes.
  11. For one two-pound loaf, bake in a preheated 350F oven, in glass pans, for 20 minutes ~ tent with foil and continue baking another 20-25 minutes.
  12. NOTE: I have not baked this recipe in a complete bread machine baking cycle.