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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.
I really liked the bread-- it turned out very well (especially for a totally whole grain bread!). However, after adding the 5 1/2 cups of flour, the dough was still very gooey-- definitely not kneadable yet. I ended up adding probably 2 extra cups of flour. The bread is also fairly sweet. Thanks for a good recipe!