Easy Rye Bread

While I have all of my Freezer Meals I saved specifically for the next week or two, I didn’t think to make some bread ahead of time to freeze too.  For dinner on Sunday, I was completely exhausted but thankfully had some of the French Onion Meatballs frozen that I made a few weeks back. That meant all I had to do was make some mashed potatoes, salad and some veggies to have with dinner…. and of course, bread.  This recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious.  Chris came in and said the house smelled like his memories of his grandfather’s bakery from when he was a kid lol!

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Sandie

Here are my ingredients to make the rye bread.  I picked up some rye flour when I was at the bulk store loading up on my baking ingredients.

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In the bowl of my stand mixer, I added the water, yeast, honey and sugar and whisked together, letting it stand for aboutb10 minutes for the yeast to “bloom.”

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I added the flours, salt and slightly warmed milk (I microwaved the milk for about 1 minutes) to the bowl and using my dough hook, mixed it to form a smooth elastic dough…. kneading it for about 10 minutes.

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I put the dough ball in a greased bowl, covered it and let it rise for about 90 minutes, until doubled in size.

I punched to the dough down and then shaped it into a loaf before letting it rise for another half hour.

I preheated the oven to 425 degrees and cut slits in the top of the loaf.

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I baked the loaf at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes until the bread was nicely browned and cooked through.

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Then sliced it to have with dinner!

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Recipe

Easy Rye Bread

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Rising Time: 2 hours  Baking Time: 25 minutes  Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. yeast
  • 1 cup warmed milk
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rye flour

Directions

  1. In bowl of stand mixer, whisk together warm water, honey, sugar and yeast.
  2. Allow it to stand for about 10 minutes for yeast to bloom.
  3. Add flour, salt, rye flour and warmed milk, using dough hook, mix to form a smooth dough.
  4. Knead dough for 10 minutes.
  5. Place dough ball in greased bowl, cover and let rise about 90 minutes, until doubled in size.
  6. Punch dough down and shape into a loaf.
  7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  8. Allow dough to rise another 30 minutes.
  9. Cut slits in the top of the loaf.
  10. Bake at 425 degrees, until bread is nicely browned and cooked through.
  11. Slice and serve.

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