Recipe by pammyowl
A simple,down to earth recipe that I love. I live in an area that loves their rye bread, and everyone enjoys this version!
Top Review by twissis
Tasted still warm from the ABM & slathered w/butter, the lovely aroma & authentic flavor of this caraway rye reminded me of the days when my great-uncle (Emil Placek) & I would go to the Czech bakery in Wahoo, NE to buy what I thought was the best bread on the planet. My ABM loaf was smaller than I expected it to be ~ Not sure why, but another reviewer made the same comment. I served it w/my version of German goulash & was in heaven w/you for a brief moment in time..
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 cup rye flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 -2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons instant yeast
Directions See How It's Made
- Blend all ingredients together, knead for 7-10minutes, by hand or machine. Your dough should be smooth and a bit sticky,as that is the nature of rye bread dough.
- Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth or lightly oiled (I use cooking spray) cling film. Let rise until doubled, about an hour, maybe longer depending on the room temperature
- Gently deflate, and form as you like. Free form or in a bread pan. I bake it free form, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
- Preheat the oven to 375, and let the bread rise until it is almost doubled.
- Slash with a sharp exacto , a lame or a serrated knife. Every method works, but I prefer an exacto.
- Spritz with water and place in the hot oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes, turn the pan for even browning and bake for 15 minutes more, or until the internal temperature is 190 or sounds hollow when tapped.
- * Or you can throw all the ingredients in a bread machine set on the dough cycle, let rise in the machine and then continue with above instructions.