Recipe by Kaarin
This is a distinct and delicious bread. Boiling the seeds first really mellows their flavor. This has been passed down and around in our community for generations. It's really good!
Top Review by Chef Kate
Ooh--such lovely bread. the flavor is so rich and sweet it is good just eaten plain. But also wonderful with both sweet and savory additions. I made a small batch to try it --a good thing because it is far too easy to keep cutting just one more slice. I will definitely make this lovely bread again--full batch next time.
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 1⁄3 cups dark brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup dark molasses
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons caraway seeds
- 2 teaspoons anise seed
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups cold water
- 3 tablespoons yeast
- 4 cups rye flour (medium)
- 5 -6 cups all-purpose flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine first six ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil; boil for approximately 5 minutes.
- Let cool some, then add the salt and cold water.
- Test the temperature, then add the yeast.
- Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the rye flour and as much white flour as needed to make a soft dough.
- Knead well.
- The bread dough will be sticky.
- Let rise until double.
- Shape into 4 loaves (Traditionally in round loaves, but loaf pans work also) and let rise again until double.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.