Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups milk

  2. 1 ( 1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast

  3. 2 tablespoons molasses

  4. 1 egg

  5. 7 1/2 cups rye flour, divided

  6. 1 tablespoon salt

  7. 2 tablespoons caraway seed

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in the lukewarm milk. Let sit until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  3. Pour the yeast mixture into a large mixing bowl. Mix in the molasses, egg, 4 cups of the rye flour, salt, and caraway seeds. Cover with a damp towel, and let rise for 45 minutes.

  4. Stir in the remaining rye flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the mixture forms a soft dough; stir well after each addition. (You may not need to add all of the rye flour.)Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  5. Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces, and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9×5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.

  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.


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