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Basic Rye Bread Recipe
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Basic Rye Bread

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"A basic rye bread made in a bread machine. The extra sugar added makes for a better rise."

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Original recipe makes 1 -1 1/2 pound loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Add ingredients according to bread machine's manufacturer's directions.
  2. Use the whole wheat and light crust settings.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 26, 2003

Used dark molasses and did not use caraway. Had nice light texture, good flavor, and nice crust. Served it with corned beef and cabbage and was a real hit. Will be making it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

It tasted bitter, and it didn't rise, I don't know if the problem was my flour, but this one went from the bread machine to the trash

May 26, 2003

This was a great bread, especially if you are trying to watch what you eat but still want to have great bread to eat

Feb 10, 2003

This was my first try at rye bread in the bread! did I pick a winner.....this rye bread is the best I've ever eaten!

Jun 15, 2008

This was the third loaf I've made. First from scratch. used the bread maker: MODs to INGREDIENTS * 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (Used Cold Pressed Olive Oil) * 2 cups all-purpose flour (used Organic Whole Wheat Flour) * 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (left this out) * 3/4 teaspoon caraway seed (left this out) Result: Success Nice sized loaf. Dark Brown. Heavy and moist. Crumbly. Texture is like cake - almost like fruit cake. Slices fit the lunch meat well. Flavor is "intergalactic". I wonder if the "cakieness" is because I used: a. whole wheat flour b. a whole packet of yeast 2 1/4 tsp rather than 2. c. Olive Oil d. Due to the ratio of Wheat flour to Rye flour

Apr 02, 2003

This is an excellent recipe! Turned out very moist & delicious. Will definately make it again..probably today!!

Dec 08, 2010

I'm giving this one a 5 Star rating, even though I didn't actually eat any of this bread! I turned out perfectly in my bread machine & my husband DEVOURED it before anyone else got a chance LOL! I'll definitely be making this one again for him! I would like to point out though, that this recipe and one for "Dark Rye Bread" on this site are exactly the same. I went into the recipe thinking that it would be a "basic" rye bread & turned out darker than I thought it would. However, my husband thoroughly enjoyed it, so no matter! LOL

Jan 07, 2003

Great taste, but I had trouble in the bread machine, had to remove and knead myself for proper mix. Came out great


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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