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Rye Bread Recipes

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A delicious, homemade bread can be made with rye flour. This page contains rye bread recipes.


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By 1 found this helpful
July 24, 2012
This is a great loaf of bread with a mild flavor.


  • 4 cups warm water
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 pkg. yeast, dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups rye flour
  • 5 1/2-6 cups white flour


Add 4 cups warm water to solid shortening, salt and molasses. Add rye flour and white flour. Dough should be a bit stiff, but sticky. Let rise 1 hour.

Knead on floured board. Cut into four quarters; knead several times. Form each quarter into a loaf. Place in greased pans and let rise to top of greased bread pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes. Brush tops with margarine while hot.

Servings: 4 loaves
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 50-55 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
June 27, 2012
This is a great homemade rye bread recipe with a very rich flavor!


  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. shortening
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  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 cups flour (white)
  • 2 cups flour (rye)


Mix ingredients and knead until it quits being sticky. Put in greased bowl. Punch down when it doubles in size. Let rise again and knead once more. Make into 2 loaves. Let rise and bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until brown on top.

Servings: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
March 9, 2009


  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 1/2 cup stirred medium rye flour
  • 3 Tbsp. caraway seed or 2 Tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 3 1/2-4 cup sifted all-purpose flour


Set oven at 375 degrees F. Soften yeast in warm water (110 degrees F). In large bowl, combine sugar, molasses, salt and shortening. Add hot water and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm.

Stir in rye flour; beat well. Add softened yeast and caraway seed or orange peel; mix well. Stir in enough all purpose flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Knead on well floured surface until smooth and satiny (about 10 minutes).

Place dough in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2-2 hours. Punch down. Turn out on lightly floured surface; divide in two portions. Shape each into smooth ball. Cover; let rise 10 minutes.

Pat dough in two round loaves; place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size (1 1/2-2 hours). Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Place foil loosely over tops last 10 minutes, if necessary. For soft crust, brush with melted butter. Cool on rack. Makes 2 loaves.

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April 18, 20050 found this helpful

Dissolve sugar and yeast in water. Add flour, meal and salt. Mix well. spoon into greased, long loaf pan. Let raise until higher than edge of pan.

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