Loretta SorensenHomemade Rye Bread Tips

Rye has many health benefits, and rye bread has a wonderful flavor – especially when it’s paired with cheese!

For all these reasons, I’ve worked hard to develop a satisfactory two-pound Bread Machine Rye Bread recipe.

The first thing I learned in my experiments is that I don’t like 100% rye bread. The rye flavor is too strong for me and the lack of gluten in the bread causes it to be quite heavy. 

My solution to those issues was simple: use a blend of white wheat and rye flour, with slightly more wheat than rye. And since rye flour has less gluten than wheat, I add 1 Tablespoon of wheat gluten to get a nice rise. If you prefer a heavier bread, you an omit the gluten. For a greater rye flavor, simply use a greater ratio of rye to wheat flour.

As always, I use my signature digital thermometer method to warm recipe liquid to a specific temperature range so my yeast has what it needs to work.


5/2/2019 4:29:18 AM

Loretta, it's always interesting to read your posts. I'm always amazed that there is so much to learn about baking bread and all the different kinds of bread that can be made. Using a bread machine for the mixing and rising of the dough is brilliant. Temperature seems to be the precursor key in successful bread baking. I have dabbled in baking bread but my schedule today just doesn't give me the five hour window to bake my own bread. I would like to get back to baking my own bread and hopefully by reading more of your posts I'll get inspired to do so. ***** Thank You so much for sharing your expertise in baking bread at home. **** Nebraska Dave

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