Rye Swirl Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

I'm not a huge fan of strong-flavored rye bread, but this rye-white combination makes a delightful, beautiful loaf. I found this on a package of Fleischmann's yeast. Prep time includes rising time.

Top Review by MollyJ

This is a beautiful two loves and they are being rapidly consumed (alas!) by DH and I. These are pretty and I was really surprised how splitting the doughs didn't add _that much_ extra effort, though it certainly is more effort that throwing all ingredients in a bread machine. But, to be honest, this just didn't have enough rye flavor for me. I cannot conscience knocking off stars for that but if you are looking for a flavorful rye loaf, this might not be it. I even put a bit of caraway in it and it's still just not very rye-ey except when you get a bit of caraway.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 12-5 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 12 teaspoons yeast (2 pkgs)
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 cups medium rye flour


  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups white flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
  2. Heat water, milk and butter till very warm.
  3. Add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  5. Remove half of the batter to a separate bowl.
  6. Into one bowl, stir enough white flour to make a soft dough.
  7. Into the second bowl, stir molasses and enough rye flour to make a soft dough.
  8. Separately knead each dough till smooth, about 5 minutes.
  9. Cover each dough, let rest 10-20 minutes.
  10. Divide each dough in half; roll each into a 7 x 14 inch rectangle.
  11. Place one dark rectangle on top of each white rectangle.
  12. Roll up tightly, jelly-roll fasion; pinch seams to seal.
  13. Place loaves, seam side down, in two greased loaf pans (I used my baking stone).
  14. Cover, let rise 60 minutes (less if using rapid rise yeast).
  15. Bake at 375 for 25-35 minutes or till done.
  16. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

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