German Rye Bread With Caraway Seeds

Total Time
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


  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

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

Thymestudio May 27, 2010

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]

Sydney Mike May 22, 2010