This bread was an epic failure! I too had already cracked rye berries which I used as I don't have a grain mill. I followed the recipe EXACTLY.......the bread is still warm, not dark and will not come out of the pans...two loaves. I'm extremely disappointed after all the work and expense! It doesn't even garner a 1 star
I plan to start making this tonight, but I have cracked rye berries, and I cannot figure out how many cups of these equal 7 1/2 cups whole (the recipe says to measure before cracking, but I bought them cracked). Thank you for posting, I'm very much looking forward to trying it. My husband and I used to live in Germany, and we miss the bread and Broetchen.