Russian Rye Bread for the Bread Machine
photo by Bonnie G #2
- Ready In:
- Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
- Select Basic bread cycle and start machine.
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The flavor of this bread is soooo good. Strong rye flavor and just what I was looking for. That said I did have some problems with making it, I'm thinking it's not the recipe issue but probably as I'm fairly new at working with rye bread. I thought I followed the recipe and loved that it made a small loaf so that I didn't have a lot of waste. The size turned out perfect for me and DH. But while the ABM was working I noticed that the dough was really dry and crumbly - not coming together into a ball. I added more water a tablespoon at a time and it took about a half a cup more before it began to come together as I expected. Being rye I expected a sticky dough not a dry one so this was a surprise to me. When I did get the dough, it had a good rise and the flavor when done was just what I was looking. Worth the extra effort.
Makes for a perfect great tasting small loaf - just the right size for the two of us. Great texture, slices beautifully and best of all tastes really good! Made the first loaf in the breadmaker, the second I used the dough cycle and shaped into a 'French' style loaf baking in the oven giving us great little slices - perfect served with recipe#240985. First loaf made as posted - the second cut the honey to one tablespoon using 2 tablespoons of the butter to compensate - both made for excellent results. My flour required using an extra tablespoon of water. The caraway seed which I love was just right for our tastes. This breadmaker highly recommends this to the Rye bread lovers. I thank you Annacia and my dh thanks you!
I wanted a small loaf and this fit the bill. Because I don't like the shape of any loaf in my machine, and I knew a small loaf would be a 4-inch FLAT square, I finished this off by hand, and baked in a small loaf pan. I got a perfect snack-sandwich size loaf. This is a light rye, so flavor is subtle. As per a previous review, I used half light honey and half molasses for the dark honey. Thanks for this keeper, for when we want just enough rye bread to go with our soup.