Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins

I love King Arthur Flours sourdough rye recipe, but it is for a bread machine, which I don't like. Mainly because of the shape of the finished loaf, so I mix and knead it in the bread machine, and after the first rise, I shape and bake in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in the bread machine in the order specified by your machine's manufacturer.
  2. Set on the dough setting. Let it do it's thing, checking after 10 minutes or so to see if you need to adjust the liquid or flour.
  3. Let rise, take out and form as desired.
  4. Let rise again, and heat your oven to 350.
  5. Slash and bake for 15 minutes, turn and bake another 15 minutes. Test for doneness. I use an instant read thermometer, and shoot for 195-200 degrees.
  6. Let cool completely, slice and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Thanks for sharing this recipe, Pammyowl. This bread is scrumptious and very simple. <br/><br/>I do not use a bread machine.<br/><br/>My starter is quite thick, so I used only 2 cups of white flour. <br/>I added 2 tablespoons of gluten, omitted the extra yeast, and used only 1 teaspoon of salt.<br/>Didn't really measure caraway seed, but I'm pretty sure I tossed in closer to 2 1/2 tablespoons.<br/><br/>I kneaded until dough was satiny & no longer sticky, put in an oiled bowl, covered & refrigerated over night to give the sour flavor plenty of time to develop. <br/><br/>Next morning, I let dough come to room temp, then kneaded a bit & formed for a loaf pan. Covered & let proof in oven with light on until risen to 1" above rim of pan. <br/><br/>Baked at 350 for 40 mins. It was gorgeous. Brushed crust with butter, then let cool for an hour or two. <br/><br/>My sweetie and I made grilled turkey Reuben sandwiches. KILLER! The next time I make it, I'll post a photo.

letarr March 09, 2014

A fine tasting loaf, think Pammy is right that the loaf is more attractive when formed and baked in an oven rather than a bread machine. I used the bread machine anyway on the Basic setting with Medium brownness. I didn't realize that I was supposed to check the consistency of the dough after 10 minutes. I knew that weather changes play a big part in bread baking, and we had our first snowfall of the season, so I wasn't surprised that I needed to add water. I just didn't know at the time that I was supposed to add 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough achieved a "tacky touch". I used Bob's Dark Rye Flour. Next time I will consider even more caraway seeds. Made for Pammyowl Cookathon. Update: I have now made this bread 3 times, and it is our family favorite. I now have a rye sourdough starter (spun off 1 cup of regular starter and started feeding it rye flour), which contributes a great zest to the recipe, and I use the custom programming of my Zo (see Sourdough Bread in Custom-Programmable Zo ABM) to produce a perfect looking ABM loaf. I used 1 tsp. yeast, although supposedly the longer rising times should eliminate the need for yeast.

KateL January 04, 2014