Czech Sourdough Rye Bread [Šumava] in Bread Machine

Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs

If you've been to the Czech Republic you've seen this bread at all the stores, bakeries and restaurants. This bread machine recipe comes very close to the taste and texture. You will need to obtain or produce a thick rye-based sourdough starter and be sure to proof it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add ingredients according to your bread machine manual and press the dough cycle. The dough will need to rise, up to 24 hours, in the bread machine until doubles in size. You can then bake it, in your bread machine, for one hour.
Most Helpful

The most delicious bread I've made so far! Thank you, thank you, thank you! For a girl from Poland used to really good bread it's like a life saver :) I didn't have instant mashed potatoes so I substituted it with potato starch, and I used whole rye flour in place of rye flour. I also let the bread rise until it tripled its volume, so 10-15 min little longer than what the whole wheat setting of the bread machine uses. This way the bread is crispy on the outside and soft and light inside.

chomik85 February 02, 2013

I was born in czech republic and the czech bread is the one thing I am missing in the usa, I am super happy with this recipe. Although it is not just like it it comes very very close!

petra.koerner May 14, 2010

Yum!!! This is so fantastic. I caught the wild Bozeman yeast for my Rye Sourdough Starter. I didn't have wheat gluten, so I just left it out. The whole family loved this recipe. I'll definitely be making it again. Thanks for the great recipe!

Petalpages April 02, 2010