German Rye Bread

German Rye Bread


"Nothing smells better than home-baked bread--this is a hearty bread, great with mustard, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut."


servings 144 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. In a large bowl combine milk, sugar, and salt. Use a mixer to beat in molasses, butter, yeast mixture, and 1 cup of rye flour.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to mix in the remaining rye flour. Add white flour by stirring until the dough is stiff enough to knead.
  4. Knead 5 to 10 minutes, adding flour as needed. If the dough sticks to your hands or the board add more flour.
  5. Cover dough and let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until double.
  6. Punch down dough and divide to form two round loaves. Let loaves rise on a greased baking sheet until double, about 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
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  1. 39 Ratings


I'm very sorry, but this recipe has nearly nothing in common with a german rye bread. For the traditional german bread you need nothing but flour, water and salt.

If you're looking for a great rye bread, this is not it. However, if you're looking for a wonderful molasses bread, try this. I felt the abundance of molasses and the absence of caraway detracte...

Would be interested in knowing if this could be done in a Bread Machine?

The bread was easy to make and smelled good while baking; however I wish the recipe would have included what kind of molasses to use. I've never used molasses in anything before. I used Blackstr...

It has a nice color, and it smells really good when it's baking. It was also fairly easy to make, as homemade bread goes. I would definitely try it again sometime.

My first rye bread. Turned out great and is the best rye I ever had. Made 2 medium sized round loaves.

Yum! There's something so comforting knowing that you've just made your own bread. My yeast may not have been fresh, as my dough didn't rise, however, it didn't seem to affect the taste at all. ...

Very nice rye loaf. You will get a workout when kneading this bread, but that's part of the fun, isn't it? I put caraway seeds on top, but I wish I had mixed them into the dough. I recommend let...

This bread is truely fab! - I add caraway seed to the mix for that added touch of rye - I also add a little more rye flour for a denser bread.