Suomalaisruisleipä (Finnish Rye Bread)

Recipe by Amis227
READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 14
    teaspoons active dry yeast (equilavents listed at bottom of recipe)
  • 1 14
    cups warm potato water (105 to 115 degrees F or)
  • 1
    tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt
  • 1 14
    cups medium rye flour
  • 1 12 - 2
  • butter, softened
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in brown sugar, oil, salt and 1 cup of the rye flour.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough all-purpose flour to make the dough easy to handle.
  • Turn dough onto surface that has been sprinkled with the remaining rye flour. Cover; let rest 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  • Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
  • Punch down dough; shape into a round, slightly flat loaf.
  • Place in greased 9 x 1 1/2-inch round pan. Cover; let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake until loaf sounds hollow when tapped, 40 to 50 minutes. Immediately remove from pan. Brush top of loaf with butter; cool on wire rack.
  • Note: Yeast Equivalents are One package = 2 1/4 teaspoons = 1/4 ounce.
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