Every weekend I whip up a loaf of homemade rye and wheat bread to have ready for the week’s sandwiches, toast, snacks, etc. My husband and kids love having homemade bread and honestly I love making it. My house smells amazing as it bakes and it just makes me feel good to provide this for my family.
However, as a busy working mom, I would not be able to do this without my trusy bread machine. I use my bread machine to make the bread dough then pop it in the oven to bake. You could bake it in the bread machine but I personally like the way it comes out in my Wilton bread pan.
This rye bread recipe is adapted from Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. The result is a soft and delicious dark classic rye bread.
Caraway Rye Bread: Bread Machine to Oven Recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Serving size: 1 slice
Approximate nutritional information:
Calories: 153 * Carbs: 29 * Fat: 2 * Protein: 4 * Fiber: 3
1 cup water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups white unbleached flour
1 1/4 cups rye flour
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Step 1. Put water, molasses, butter, salt in first. Then add on top the flour and caraway seeds. Make a little well in the center of the flour and add in the yeast.
Step 2. Set machine to the wheat dough cycle and press start.If you are going to bake in the bread machine then set to wheat medium and press start. Please note some bread machine settings could be different so you may need to check the manual to be sure on the settings.
This is what it should look like after it is done kneading. The dough should be like a smooth round ball that is slightly sticky. If the dough is too sticky it needs more flour. Not sticky enough then it needs more water. Check this early on because once it is done kneading it is done and you will not be able to add to it.
This is what it looks like after it does it’s first rise. Isn’t that puurrtty?
Step 3. After it is complete remove from bread machine and place in the bread pan. Let it rise again for about 45 – 50 minutes.
Step 4. Place in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Step 5. When done remove from oven. Let cool for about 3 minutes then remove bread from pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Do not cut bread until it is cooled completely.
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