German Rye Bread With Caraway Seeds

Made This Recipe? Add Your Photo

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Enjoy the rich dark taste of rye bread with this recipe for a traditional German loaf. Time does not include resting / rising.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place 8oz of the rye flour and the yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add around 3/4 cup of tepid water and mix it thoroughly to make a thick batter
  2. Set the dough aside to rest for around 2 hours, until the batter has risen and then fallen.
  3. Add the remaining flour, remaining tepid water, salt, malt extract, butter and caraway seeds and mix together making a pliable dough.
  4. Dust the inside of a rye loaf basket with flour. Shape the dough into a loaf and place in the basket. Set aside to rise for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425°F
  6. Place the risen loaf on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Dust lightly with rye flour and bake for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent! I loved this bread! The flavor was wonderful. Great with dinner still warm from the oven and I cant wait to try it tomorrow with sandwiches!! Added to my favorites file. ZWT6

5 5

For some foolish reason I thought this loaf of bread would be around for a while, but in less than 16 hours it was devoured! We thoroughly enjoyed the rye & caraway seed combo & will certainly make this one again! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed while touring Germany with ZWT6]