How to make it

  • SOUR DOUGH BREAD STARTER
  • 2 c. warm water
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • Put all ingredients into blender container. Cover and process at blend, until smooth. Pour into a 2 quart bowl, cover with wax paper and towel and set at room temperature for 48 hours. Stir 2 or 3 times. After 48 hours, cover with tight cover and refrigerate.
  • TO USE:
  • Stir. Measure out as much as recipe requires and then add equal parts of flour and water to remaining starter. Use blender to mix flour and water to smooth consistency before adding it to starter. Let stand, covered, for 5 to 6 hours, until it bubbles, then cover tightly and refrigerate.
  • Always add flour and water after using some of the starter.
  • To Reuse:
  • Keep an amount of 1 cup bread dough and keep in refrigerator till using.
  • Sour Dough Rye Bread 2:57 PM
  • SOUR DOUGH BREAD STARTER
  • 2 c. warm water
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • Put all ingredients into blender container. Cover and process at blend, until smooth. Pour into a 2 quart bowl, cover with wax paper and towel and set at room temperature for 48 hours. Stir 2 or 3 times. After 48 hours, cover with tight cover and refrigerate.
  • TO USE:
  • Stir. Measure out as much as recipe requires and then add equal parts of flour and water to remaining starter. Use blender to mix flour and water to smooth consistency before adding it to starter. Let stand, covered, for 5 to 6 hours, until it bubbles, then cover tightly and refrigerate.
  • Always add flour and water after using some of the starter.
  • To Reuse:
  • Keep an amount of 1 cup bread dough and keep in refrigerator till using.
  • Bread Recipe:
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 pkgs active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups rye flour
  • 1 tbsp caraway seed
  • Cornmeal
  • Let yeast rise in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups unbleached flour, the yeast water, brown sugar, oil, and salt. Beat dough on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. You can use wooden spoon for this also. Stir in rye flour, caraway seed, and as much of the remaining flour as you see consistency.
  • Turn out onto a light flour surface. Knead in enough to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic ( 6 - 8 minutes).
  • Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bow; turn once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double (about 1 hour).
  • Punch dough down. Turn out onto lightly flour surface. Divide dough in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into 2 round loaves or place in bread pans.
  • Place into two greased 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place till nearly double (30 to 45 minutes).
  • Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 35 - 40 minutes or till bread is brown. Remove from pans, cool. Makes 2 loaves (24 servings).
  • Variations:
  • Orange Rye Bread
  • Prepare as above, except incease brown sugar to 1/2 cup omit the caraway seed, and add 4 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel into the flour mixture.
  • Molasses Rye Bread
  • Prepare as above, except reduce water to 1 1/2 cups and substitue 1/2 cup light molasses for the brown sugar.
  • Peasant Rye Bread
  • Prepare as above, except reduce rye flour to 1 cup. Stir in 1/2 cup whole bran cereal and 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal with rye flour.

Reviews & Comments 1

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
  • kochhexe 6 years ago
    Oh, Shirley, what a shame - and what a mean old sod, this cousin (oops). 'real' german food is hard to find in the area i live - you'll find greek, turkish, italian, jugoslavian, indian...but down in the stuttgart and the munich area, there you'll find real old fashioned german cooking. i am working on writing some down to share, here. and thank you for sharing your bread recipes :-)
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes