Czech Sourdough Rye Bread [Šumava] in Bread Machine

READY IN: 24hrs 15mins
Recipe by Glenn Freeman

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.

Top Review by chomik85

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.

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.

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