Rye Bread for the Bread Maker literally takes 5 minutes to put together and is so much tastier than store bought!
There are several types of rye bread. Each bread is suitable for a different purpose.
This light rye bread is great for sandwiches, toasting and just eating warm out of the oven!
Look at the gorgeous texture this bread has! It is so firm, yet airy!
I hate the bread you by at the grocery stores now! It does not even resemble bread! There is no flavor or texture! Just empty calories, in my personal opinion!
Do you own a bread machine? I love mine! It is close to 30 years old and was a Christmas present from my sister.
Sadly, I lost her in 2016 and miss her terribly, but every time I make bread, I think of her!
Making bread without a bread machine isn’t difficult, but using a bread machine frees up your time to do other things.
The last 2 times I made this bread in the bread machine, it really bogged it down. The dough is very dense.
This last time, I had to finish kneading it by hand a few times. I know it never had problems before, so I guess my machine is just getting old!
Making Rye Bread in a Bread Machine
Just add all of the ingredients to your machine and run it on the dough cycle.
I always just run the dough cycle for bread because I don’t like a square bread with a hole in one end from the paddle.
It’s just a personal preference, but I like mine in a bread pan. More crispy crust to be had!!
If you have a newer bread machine, and you like the shape of the bread, by all means, go ahead and cook it in your bread machine, as well!
Alternately, you can do this rye bread by hand, or in your mixer, as well.
The mixer with a dough hook will do all of the work that the bread machine will do, except rise and bake the bread.
To make the bread by hand, mix all of the ingredeints together, then knead the dough until it is smooth and silky.
The Origins of Rye Bread
It may be due to my German heritage that I am crazy for rye bread.
According to the NY times, the quote on the wall outside of the Berlin baker’s guild’s directors office is, “Holy and eternal is bread. It keeps you from hunger and misery. The Creator himself gave it to us. He who dishonors bread dishonors life itself.”
Rye bread, in particular, is beloved in Germany. Light rye, dark rye or pumpernickel, they all have a different flavor and purpose.
Check out the wonderful home made Reuben Sandwiches that we made with this tasty rye!
Also this YouTube Video will take you through the step by step assembly of these great sandwiches!
I hope you like the recipe today for Rye Bread for the Bread Machine!
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Rye Bread For the Bread Machine
- 2 Tbs Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/3 c warm water
- 1 Egg
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 c rye flour
- 3 c white bread flour
- 1/4 c gluten
- 1 Tbs caraway seed
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- Place all ingredients in Bread Machine in the order given. Water should be between 105°F and 110°F so I usually make sure the water is at least 115°F because it will cool down when you are putting the rest of the ingredients together.
- I never cook the bread in the bread maker because I hate the shape of loaf and the paddle hole ruins the appearance so I place the bread maker on the ‘dough only’ setting.
- When the dough is finished, remove it to a bowl, coated with oil and roll dough around. Cut the dough in half and shape into loaves.
- With the seam side down, place each half in an oiled 5″x 9″ loaf pan. cover with a dry kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until loaves have risen to the top of the bread pans.
- Once bread has risen place in the center of a preheated 350°F oven. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature is approximately 190°F.
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Originally Published 04/2016