Rye Bread  Recipe

This is a classic homemade Rye Bread recipe that is rustic, flavorful and made with caraway seeds. Rye bread makes the best toast and great sandwiches too!

Let’s get started!

This is the perfect bread for sandwiches!


In a large mixing bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water and the allow the mixture to sit for 3-5 minutes. Add the milk, molasses, butter, salt, caraway seeds and the all purpose flour.


Mix very well until smooth and continue to mix for another 2-3 minutes at this stage. Add enough rye flour to make dough easy to handle and stir to incorporate as well as you can.


Remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a floured work surface. Knead dough until smooth, gradually adding any remaining rye flour.


Place the smooth dough in a greased bowl. Turn the dough around until greased side is up. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.


Punch down dough and remove it from the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into two even pieces.


Form each piece of dough into round loaves. Place the shaped loaves on a parchment lined baking sheet and let rise until double (about 1 hour).


Bake at 425 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes or until the top is a deep brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Bread bun

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