How to make it

  • In a large mixing bowl, carefully pour scalded milk over butter, sugar and salt.
  • Blend and allow to cool.
  • Dissolve the packet of yeast in lukewarm water.
  • Add softened yeast and 3 cups of rye flour to the milk mixture.
  • Using the paddle attachment or mix by hand, beat thoroughly.
  • Add the remaining rye flour and beat again until flour is thoroughly combined.
  • Scrape dough out into a clean, greased bowl and cover.
  • Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Here is a Quick Tip to cut the rising time.
  • Scrape dough back into clean stand mixer bowl and, using the dough hook, knead in the whole-wheat flour and caraway seed, if using, until dough is smooth.
  • Also, the kneading can be done by hand on a well-floured surface.
  • Divide the dough in half and shape into 2 round or oblong loaves.
  • Place loaves on greased baking sheets.
  • Bread can also be placed in greased 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pans or 9 inch round pans.
  • Cover and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Brush the loaves with beaten egg white and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 35 to 40 minutes longer or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the loaves registers 190 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on wire racks.
  • Store in an airtight container or slice loaves and freeze.
  • Note: If a more tender crust is desired, brush loaves with melted butter 5 minutes before removing from the oven.
  • Makes 2 large loaves

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  • sas 9 years ago
    My very favorite bread. I don't make bread but my neighbor Mrs. Mueller used to make it for me until she got too old. I haven't tasted those flavors since. I can't wait to make a Reuben on this bread. Thanks so much! Sas
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  • chefelaine 9 years ago
    Hi Lor:----- This bread looks wonderful, and I love baking a wide variety of breads. Thanks for a great recipe! :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Good evening Lor,I have always enjoyed eating Pastrami or corned beef on Rye and this is a bread recipe I have wanted to make, but didn't. this recipe gives me a reason to. You have my 5 on this one. Have a good night...Cheryl
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Rye bread's a favorite in our house too! Thank you for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I love rye bread so I am putting this on my short to try soon, list. Sounds great!
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