A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents


PERIOD: Modern | SOURCE: Contemporary Recipe | CLASS: Not Authentic

DESCRIPTION: A traditional Rye bread, sweet & heavy

  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 3 1/4 cups rye flour
  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water. In bowl, combine milk, sugar, and salt. Beat in molasses, butter, yeast mixture, and 1 cup rye flour. Add white flour until dough is stiff enough to knead. Knead 5-10 minutes, adding the additional rye flour as needed. Cover and let rise 1-1 1/2 hours until doubled. Punch down and divide to form 2 round loaves. Let rise on greased baking sheet for 1 hour. Bake at 275º F for 30-35 minutes.

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