Easy Dark Rye Bread

    3 hours 5 minutes

    This recipe is very simple to make and delicious, especially straight out of the bread machine with a little butter. Add more caraways seeds if you like.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/8 cups (280ml) water
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (190g) rye flour
    • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
    • 2 teaspoons dry yeast

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours5min 

    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
    2. Select the Basic cycle, and press Start.

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    Great bread! I don't have a bread machine, so I did the following: 1.) Let the yeast “bloom” in 115 degree water, then added the yeast/water mix and molasses & oil to the dry ingredients, kneading for about five minutes in my KitchenAid. 2.) I made a "rustic loaf" by forming the dough into an oval on a cookie sheet (oiled and sprinkled with cornmeal) and let rise for about an hour. 3.) Baked it at 375 for 40 min and it came out perfect. It looked pretty with some slashes and an egg wash to make it shiny, and it tastes great! Wish I had had some caraway seeds to add, but I will buy some before I make this again as I'm sure the bread would only be better with their addition. Thanks for the recipe - I'll definitely use it again!  -  04 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yum. Good stuff. I try to be helpful in my reviews, and for this recipe, the most helpful thing I can say is: make this bread.  -  12 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This indeed was a great recipe! So very flavorful! I didn't have rye flour so I substitued the same amount of whole wheat flour, even added the caraway seeds and it just turned out incredibly yummy!  -  24 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)