Iron Mike's Dark Rye Bread (Bread Machine)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This makes a hearty, full flavored, wonderfully textured 1 1/2 lb. Dark Rye Bread. I had a hard time finding a Rye Bread recipe dark enough, so I combined 5 or 6 different ideas from lots of recipes to get my desired "strength" of Rye. There are a TON of ingredients, I know...but it's worth the effort. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients in bread machine according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
  2. You may substitute 1 package yeast for 2 tsp yeast.
  3. If possible, use the Whole Wheat cycle, light crust.
  4. Be sure to check the dough ball after 5 minutes.
  5. Add Water or Bread Flour to adjust the consistency.
Most Helpful

Best rye bread that I have made! Love it as it is the tastiest recipe yet. I made in the bread machine, let it rise and baked in the oven 350 deg. for 28 min.

adopt a greyhound March 06, 2013

Mr-Mom, this is a keeper. I've tried several recipes for a dark rye bread. This is the darkest and the tastiest. I made it just as written, removed the dough from the bread machine, formed into hot dog buns (!) and baked at 350 for about 18--20 minutes. I used whole wheat flour instead of white flour on the board to shape the rolls; that gave a nice little crunch to the crust. They rose nicely; the crumb is beautiful; the taste is very good. Oh, and I didn't use caraway seeds, not crazy about them. Next time I might replace 1 cup of the bread flour with whole wheat just to see the difference. Other possibilities I might try, just to get a little tang into the bread: 1 Tblsp. cider vinegar, and/or dried minced onions, maybe shape the rolls/bread in cornmeal. So, thanks for a good recipe . . . Janet

Jezski February 07, 2012

Delightfully easy to put together and wonderful home made taste. Kitchen smelled so good. Set my machine to a 1 1/2 pound loaf. This is a real treat.

Sandy B. October 25, 2015