I love rye bread, but try to avoid breads with white flour. I got this recipe from a 1979 cookbook brom my mom called Bread Winners. This is the first recipe I tried in my new KitchenAid artisan mixer.
- combine honey, molasses, salt, butter and caraway, pour boiling water over, and set aside to cool.
- Add yeast to warm water, stir to dissolve, and add to honey molasses mixture when cooled to lukewarm.
- add 2 cups of WW flour to mixture and using dough hook, mix well.
- add the remaining flours until you have a smooth dough that can be kneaded.
- Knead for 8 to 10 minutes and place in lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
- Punch down, turn out onto floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
- Separate dough into 2 equal parts, shape to fit 2 loaf pans.
- Cover and let rise for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours until almost doubled in size.
- Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes. If tops are browning too much, cover with foil for the lase 15 minutes.
- Cool on wire racks, and enjoy with butter!
- note- I leave the loaf pans in the oven for the second rise, and then just uncover and turn on the oven to bake, I add 5 minutes to the baking time to compensate for the preheating time.
Yummy! Wish I could give 4.5 stars. I was looking for a whole grain rye bread recipe and settled on this one. I didn't want it too sweet so I left out the molasses and added a splash more water. It was a little while kneading but it worked out great. The bread was not as dense as I expected which is also to our liking.
This is a lovely recipe that I've done 3 times and each time it's great. It's a little sweet. I'm going to try to cut the honey tonight and see if it's good. I use flour I've milled at home and the recipe amounts are fine-- but I go by feel too so my amounts aren't exact.
Chef who submitted did not say what size loaf pan to use. When I used the ones I had on hand (9x5) I realized they were too big. Try 8 1/2x 4 1/2-it works better. Also, recipe was a bit too sweet for my taste-I cut back honey and molasses to 2 TBSP each, instead of 1/4 c each. Otherwise, Great recipe! Thanks for submitting! We try to cut back on white-flour breads too.