Rye Bread Recipe is homemade soft rye bread from scratch, made with two cups of rye flour, honey, some water and salt. Teaspoon of salted butter on the top is enough to enjoy the slice of this rustic, earthy and so tasty flavours with your favourite morning drink !
It is so easy to write about something as good as this artisan rye bread recipe ! Not only that you’ll love the taste of it but it has such a chewy texture and terrific honey and nutty flavours.
I did not use the loaf pan or dutch oven but simple sheet pan, covered with baking paper. Also, it was not necessary to use bread machine or stand mixer : I did it all simple old fashioned way, on a flat surface, using my hands.
This bread recipe is really simple to make if you stick to the instructions, make the dough, leave to rise for 70 minutes and there you have, homemade rye bread you’ll enjoy whatever way you prefer.
There are some details, I thought would be good to mention to make you sure of the reasons to make this rye flour bread:
What is rye bread ?
This rye bread is made from rye flour. No all purpose added. It is denser than breads made from wheat flour.
In Europe, northern and western countries in most of the cases, it was staple food for centuries. The climate was perfect to grow rye and to make the best use of it.
What is difference between rye and wheat ?
The main difference is that rye has less calories and fats. Also, rye has more carbohydrates.
We use both for baking various types of food and for making beverages like beer and whiskey.
Is rye bread easy to digest ?
Yes. It is great source of fibre and it is supports digestion.
How nutritious is rye bread ?
Rye flour ( bread ) is high in fiber and B vitamins. It is filling very much and affect blood sugar levels to a lesser extent than white or wheat breads.
What goes good with rye bread ?
There are many toppings and dishes you can combine with this bread recipe: cream cheese, smoked salmon, ricotta, honey and figs, eggs and spinach or kale, pears and pecans and so much more.
We make it simple: while still warm, I tear off some bread and top it with salted butter. It melts slowly and we have it with our latte, coffee or tea.
What kind of meat is good on rye bread?
Deli corned beef or Romanian Jewish pastrami sandwich ( sliced rye bread and some sauerkraut and dressing sandwich ) are the best and popular all over the world due to being so tasty !
Personally, I don’t have limits with food combinations as long as they are tasty to both my son and me. Therefore, all hams, prosciutto, sausages, cheese, cucumbers, finely sliced serve well with simple tasty homemade rye bread !
How long does rye bread remains fresh ?
If you store it in an air tight wrap, it remains fresh for five days.
Mr. Google suggests one question so hard to answer:
What Is the most difficult bread to make ?
Some say French baguette is the most difficult, some think sourdough starter ones are quite a challenge and some would say rye bread recipes are the hardest ones to make.
The reason is less gluten than wheat and lots of pentosans ( pentosans are a major non-starch component of flour ). Pentosans become gummy when wet.
My experience with making rye bread is not bad. Perhaps it is the ration of this recipe originated from my Dannish friend.
However, I would like to read your experiences once you make this one to let me know how it worked with your rye flour type.
And, just before you read my recipe, let me ask you one more question:
What is your favourite bread recipe ?
Although I bake this Rye Bread Recipe quite often and one slice really makes you full, our favourite is Rustic Lard Bread
For now, I send you my very best regards and hopes to have great times ahead !
Rye Bread Recipe
Rye Bread Recipeis homemade soft rye bread from scratch, made with two cups of rye flour,honey, some water and salt. Teaspoon of salted butter on the top is enough toenjoy the slice of this rustic, earthy and so tasty flavours with your favourite morning drink !
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp fresh yeast
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 cup + 4 Tbsp warm water ( 264 grams )
- 2 cups rye flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp rye flour to form a dough
Combine 5 Tbsp of warm water from total quantity and combine, in a mug, with yeast, honey and 1 Tbsp of rye flour. Leave to rise for 10minutes.
Combine water with salt, in another mug so the salt dissolves.
Prepare sheet baking dish and cover it with baking paper. Leave aside.
On a flat, clean surface, combine, using one hand ( I suggest non dominant one )and combine flour and yeast . Slowly add water, little by little.
You will have to gather the dough with spatula, using your dominant hand since the dough you'll get is quite sticky.
Use 3 Tbsp of flour to gather the dough together and form a ball.
Transfer it on the baking paper, for a rounded dough, cover with tea towel and leave to rise for 60 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 C / 392 F.
Rise the dough for another 10 minutes. It takes that long for oven to get the required temperature
Sprinkle the dough with flour, score the surface and bake for 27 minutes.
Take out from the oven, cool completely and enjoy.