Recipe by Sharon123
A lovely Scandinavian recipe full of robust flavor!
Top Review by Annacia
I haven't made bread sticks in many years and I'd never made them with rye until today. The recipe was made for ZWT 9, Scandinavia. Loved the rye-caraway mix, I know it's classic but there is a good reason why, it's delicious. I've put all but 4 into the freezer to use later with soups and stews. I think I should add that if you have not made bread sticks before there is nothing to be afraid of. You just make the bread dough and then and then have fun rolling them into logs. It's just like playing with clay when you were a kid. :D
- 1 1⁄4 cups warm water (100* to 110*F)
- 1 (3/4 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon caraway seed
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened (or margarine)
- 2 cups rye flour
- 1 1⁄2-2 cups all-purpose flour
- melted butter or margarine
- caraway seed
Directions See How It's Made
- Place 1/4 cup water in a bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add remaining 1 cup water, sugar, salt, caraway seed, butter, rye flour, and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Punch the dough down; divide in half. Cut each half into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope about 6 inches long. Place on greased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
- Brush lightly with melted butter; sprinkle with caraway seed.
- Bake at 400*F for 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
- Remove from baking sheets; cool on wire racks. Enjoy!