Delicious German Rye Bread

Recipe by wildschwein
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READY IN: 3hrs 50mins
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place wholewheat flour, rye flour, rolled rye, salt and caraway seeds (if used) in a bowl. Make a well in center.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the well.
  • Mix all ingredients initially with a wooden spoon, until roughly mixed.
  • If mixture seems too dry, add a little more water/beer.
  • Kneed the mixture for 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic, adding a little more flour from time to time if the mixture is too sticky.
  • Form dough into a ball, and cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap or a damp teatowel.
  • Leave to prove for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Take the cover off the mixing bowl. Punch the dough down in the center.
  • Lightly oil a baking tray or loaf tin and dust with flour.
  • Shape dough into desired form (e.g. freeform oblong shape, or in square loaf tin, etc).
  • Leave alone until nearly doubled in size.
  • Place in hot oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how crusty you like it.
  • The loaf should be cooked when it gives a hollow sound when tapped.
  • Allow to cool before serving - it is usually better the day after baking.
  • Enjoy!
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