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Delicious Rye Bread Recipe Bread Machine Made Easy

Rye is a grain, which looks like wheat but has many additional nutritional properties. Rye is a good source of dietary fibers, magnesium and Vitamin B1. The intake of rye is good for a persons digestive health and helps reduce cholesterol. There are many variations of the rye bread recipe and here is a simple yet delicious rye bread recipe bread machine made to make at home and enjoy.

On your shopping list:

  • Water at room temperature -1 ½ cups
  • Olive oil or butter – 80ml
  • Table salt – 2-2 ¼ teaspoon (this is crucial to limit the rise of yeast)
  • Sugar – ½ cup (this is necessary for yeast rising)
  • Rye bread flour – 4 cups (you can also use a mix of wheat , refined and rye flour if you want to experiment)
  • Caraway seeds – ½ cup (adds the crunch)
  • Dried black bean flakes – ½ cup
  • MSG-  1 tablespoon (for taste but you can skip it)
  • Pepper (black or white) – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground herbs – 1 teaspoon
  • Active dry and fresh yeast – 3 tablespoons



  • Check the bread pan in the bread machine and make sure that its free of contaminants.
  • There will be a blade attached to the bottom of the pan – make sure it is clean as well.
  • When you are using the bread machine, it will warm the ingredients and bring them to an even temperature. However, it helps if you use all the ingredients at room temperature and not too warm.
  • Put the wet ingredients such as water and oil (fat) in the bread bucket first. This will prevent the liquid from spattering the machines sides.
  • Now add the flour, salt, sugar, ¼-cup caraway seeds, dried black bean flakes, pepper, and the grounder herbs on top of the liquids.
  • Add the yeast on top and close the lid of the bread bucket.
  • Before activating the bread machine set the settings on the bread machine for the type of crust you want.
  • The bread machine will knead the dough, let it rest, and knead again before baking. You can sprinkle the rest of the caraway seeds once the dough is kneaded and ready to be baked.
  • Once the bread is done, take it out of the bread bucket and let it cool slightly before cutting into slices.
  • You can also add some garlic and nutmeg for a different flavour.

Rye bread is not gluten free therefor this is not recommended for infants younger than 12 months and people who are gluten intolerant (celiac).

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe Tinged With Lemon

Gone are the days when people who could eat gluten without any concerns could not only bake a traditional banana bread recipe and then enjoy them along with coffee cakes and the like. Gluten free recipes are very common these days. In fact, for various reasons not related to gluten intolerance they’re sometimes preferred by many others. Here is a delicious gluten free banana bread recipe tinged with lemon, which not only adds a yummy twist to the traditional recipe but also tastes as good as the regular banana bread.


  • 2 cups of rice flour (you can also mix 1 cup of rice flour with 1 cup of buckwheat flour).
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 cup or margarine or butter
  • 2 tablespoon of margarine for greasing the bread mold
  • 3 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cups of regular or brown sugar
  • 3 average sized ripe bananas
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoon of icing sugar ( you can use normal sugar also but icing sugar gives more texture)


  • Preheat the oven at 200 C.
  • Mash the bananas finely.
  • Mix 1 cup of butter with the mashes bananas and mix well.
  • Add sugar to this mix.
  • Add the eggs one by one to the mix beating well between each mix.
  • You should get a smooth mix. Add some vanilla extract to this (optional).
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the banana-egg mixture and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps in the bread mix otherwise it will not cook evenly.
  • Grease a large bread baking can with almond oil or margarine.
  • Dust the inside of the can with rice flour so that the bread does not stick to the bottom and the sides.
  • Pour the mix in the can and spread evenly. Do not mix in the greased can.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 to 1 ½ hour.
  • Insert a skewer in the middle of the loaf and if it comes out clean then the bread is done.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the icing sugar with lemon juice and drizzle over the bread loaf.
  • Let it cool completely before cutting.
  • You can store this bread for 2 weeks in an airtight container.
  • Serve with coffee or tea or eat as a snack.


  • You can add various spices such as some dissolved coffee, nutmeg and cinnamon powder to the bread mix to add more flavor.
  • You can vary the quantity of lemon juice depending on how lemony you want the bread to be.

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Beef Sausage Bread Recipe

Here’s a sausage bread recipe to write home about. This bread recipe uses beef sausage and Turkish Pastirma, however you could use various other meats in their place. I’ve heard of people using Italian sausages, salami, lamb – but today we’re going to stick with a classic beef sausage for this bread. This recipe calls for a package of bread mix, you can certainly substitute this for fresh bread or even one of my other bread recipes, however seeing as this recipe is already a little more complex than my previous ones, I decided to include an “Easy button”. Here is the extensive list of ingredients you will need, make sure you double check because it’s easy to forget something!




  • 2 pounds of sausage (beef)
  • 12 ounces of Turkish Pastirma (Either chopped into cubes, or slices like you would find on a pizza)
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 3 cups of mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspooon of onion flakes
  • 1 package of bread roll mix

Got all that? Great, now here’s what you need to do with it:

  1. If you’re using a mixture for the bread, prepare it according to the instructions on the box.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a skillet/frying pan, you will need to fry the beef sausages along with the pastirma. Do this until they are browned, and drain the fat. (Tip: Drain it into a can or other container that you can dispose of, it’s very bad for your sink to drain the fat into the sink.)
  5. Mix together the cheeses and meats in a large mixing bowl, along with 2 eggs and the spices / seasonings.
  6. Take the bread dough that you made in step 1, and divide it into two equal pieces. Take the first piece and flatten it with a rolling pin on your counter into a square or a rectangle. Now, add half of the mixture from step 5 on top of the dough, and roll this up into a log. Now, do this again with the remaining ingredients. The yield is two rolls of sausage bread.
  7. Place both of these rolls onto your baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush both logs with the two remaining eggs after beating the eggs.
  8. Now, it’s oven time! Place the baking sheet into your preheated over and cook for about 1 hour. Start to keep an eye on things after about 45 minutes, just to make sure.

Now you’re all done and left with cheesy, meaty and delicious rolls of sausage bread. This sausage bread recipe isn’t as complicated as it may sound once you get started, and you can just about feed an army with the end result!

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Stuffed Potato Indian Fry Bread Recipe

Here is an interesting Indian fry bread recipe that uses potatoes as a filling and can be served as a single dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

When it comes to bread recipe‘s potato is something that is used almost as much as rice in dishes and all over the world. It’s a safe bet to use in your preparations because both adults and children love eating potatoes.

Shopping list:

  • 2 cups of refined flour – 250 grams
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 300 mil for frying
  • Hot oil -20 ml for preparing the dough.
  • Water ½ liter to knead the dough
  • Carom seeds – 1 gram
  • Cumin seeds -1 gram
  • Potatoes -200 grams
  • Red chili powder – 2 grams (adjust according to taste). You also use red chili flakes or green chili.
  • Turmeric powder -1 gram
  • Garam Masala


The filling

  • Boil the potatoes until they are perfectly cooked and soft inside.
  • Peel, mash potatoes and add salt then mix well.
  • In a frying pan take some oil and heat it.
  • Add the cumin, carom seeds and green chilies (if you are using them) in the oil and let it cook for about ½ minute.
  • Take it off the heat and add the Garam masala, red chili powder and turmeric powder to it. The heat in the oil will cook the spices.
  • Pour the oil mix on the mashed potatoes and mix it well.
  • Brush 2 drops of oil on your palm and roll the potato mix into balls.
  • Cover and keep aside

The dough

  • Take the flour in a dish and add the hot oil to its center. Adding the oil will make the fry bread crispier and it will absorb less oil.
  • Mix oil, flour and salt to get a crumbly mix. Keep it aside for 15minutes.
  • Add water to the dough and knead a slightly hard dough. Don’t allow it be too wet otherwise it will be hard to fry.
  • Cut the dough in small balls and roll out the dough using a rolling pin. If you find it difficult to roll then brush 2-3 drops of oil to prevent it from sticking.

To fry

  • Put a scoop off potato mash into the middle of the rolled out dough and cover from all sides to make a ball.
  • Roll out the ball lightly to ¼ inch of thickness.
  • In a deep fry pan heat the oil to a smoking point and turn down the heat.
  • Put the rolled out patty in the oil one at a time and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve hot with tomato chutney or a thick gravy. You can cut it in stripes and serve with your favourite dip too.

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Delicate Indian Fry Bread Recipe

Now, I have never been to India (Or anywhere even close, for that matter), but thankfully India’s unique and delicious cuisine including the varieties of indian fry bread recipe has found it’s own way into my kitchen over the years.

As a frequent baked of bread, and someone who loves to share bread recipes with other people, I love having unique and exciting recipes to share. Can you tell where this is going yet? Today, I have a great Indian fry bread recipe that I will teach you how to make. Indian Fried Breads are quite similar to doughnuts, they’re also great for covering with icing, jelly or pudding to make a tasty treat. Perhaps even with peanut butter in the morning with a cup of coffee? They’re quite simple to make, and this Indian fry bread recipe can be enjoyed any time of day.

You won’t need very many ingredients at all, chances are you already have these ones in your home. Here’s what you’ll need:

  •  3/4 cups of water
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of baking powder

Here are the instructions, and always be careful when dealing with hot oil in a frying pan!

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Mix in the oil and the water, mix thoroughly.
  3. Form a large ball of dough with the mixture, and break off about 8 equal sized pieces. Form each piece into a ball and flatten it. It’s your choice if you would like to poke a hole in the middle to create a ring, or have a flat circle.
  4. Fill a frying pan with about 3/4 inch of vegetable shortening, and turn up the heat just past medium. Fry the pieces of batter for a few moments on each side, until they just start to brown. If you time it just right, they will be golden and delicious!
  5. After removing from the frying pan, make sure you have a piece of paper towel of a kitchen towel to absorb the excess oil from the bread.

That’s all it takes to make a delicious fry bread recipe at home! As with any bread recipe that requires frying, always be careful when dealing with higher temperatures and frying oil, it’s okay to wear a pair of gloves so ensure that an accidently splash doesn’t hurt you!

The best time to apply icing sugars is while the bread is still warm, but not too hot. Allow it to cool for a few moments after removing it from the heat, and then sprinkle over icing sugar for a delicious treat!

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DIY Homemade Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

This garlic cheese bread recipe is not only simple but a wonderfully delicious snack that is loved by all especially when it’s time for the movies at home.

It works very well as a side dish with Italian, Mexican, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Here is a simple garlic cheese bread recipe that you can prepare at home. Read on and enjoy this tasty garlic cheese bread recipe anytime you want.


  • Wheat flour- 3 cups
  • Refined flour- 1 cup
  • Yeast- 1/1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Butter- 3 tablespoon
  • Salt-1 tablespoon
  • Milk- 1 ½ cup
  • Garlic cloves- 25-30 chopped (you can adjust the quantity depending on your taste)
  • Chopped green chili– ½ cup
  • Chopped coriander leaves- 1 cup
  • Grated cheese – 2 cup (adjust the quantity according to your taste).


  • Mix yeast with 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Add sugar to the mix and let it rest for 10 minutes
  • Once the yeast gets frothy, it is ready to use.
  • In the meantime, put the garlic cloves, green chili and coriander leaves in a blender and make a paste.
  • To prepare the dough melt the butter in the microwave.
  • Sieve the flours together in a mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle and put the melted butter as well as the rest of the milk.
  • Mix with the flour lightly until you get a crumbly mixture.
  • Now slowly add the frothy yeast mix to the flour and knead the dough.
  • Knead well for at least 15 minutes. The dough will be a soft, smooth and sticky mix.
  • Do not add more flour otherwise the bread will be hard.
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 30-40 minutes in a cool place.
  • Knead again for 10 minutes and add the blended garlic mix.
  • Also add the grated cheese.
  • Grease a deep box shaped baking dish and put the dough in the dish.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 220 C for 30 minutes.
  • Once the top is a nice light brown color, your bread is ready.
  • Let it cool slightly before you cut the bread.

Things to keep in mind when preparing garlic cheese bread recipe:

  • Always use fresh yeast
  • You can add any amount of herbs you want
  • The bread can be baked in interesting shapes. However, decrease the baking time to 20 minutes if you are making small portions of the dough.
  • Add the cheese and garlic mix at the very end.
  • You can also add dry nuts to the mix for a different kind of taste.
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Easy Ways To Prepare A Rye Bread Recipe For The Bread Machine

Bread and rice are the two most consumed food items in the world. The convenience of bread (over rice) is that it’s great hot or cold, it can be consumed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s easy to make, great on it’s own and the variations are endless.

These days there are special bread machines that help you to prepare any number of unique recipes in no time. Bread machine recipes are normally very simple and the convenience is a bonus.

There are many types of bread machine recipes but here’s a small sample;

A rye bread recipe for the bread machine is designed to add nutritional value to your diet. Rye is a European cereal that has the same nutritional value as wheat. Rye is mainly known for the number of vitamins it contains. Rye has vitamin D, vitamin E, zinc, niacin, iron, and fibre which is great for you and the entire family. Those who are fond of conventional sliced white bread should try this variety. Many would say it’s much tastier than regular white bread and there’s only a fraction of the sugar and calorie content.

A sourdough bread machine recipe is another unique variety that many people are fond of. There are lots of nutrients which are present in sourdough, which is partly why so many people prefer it to conventional breads. A taste treat is turkey, chilly chutney which when served with sourdough bread is a taste experience never to be forgotten. It also has a high protein value so people who are pure vegetarian can include this in their diet in order to gain more energy.  This is one of the best options for replacing nutrients which are normally missing from your regular diet.

low carb bread machine recipe is popular for the diet conscious. Most bread recipes can be adapted by exluding certain ingredients or substituting certain healthier ingredients for ones that are detrimental to ones overall health.

There are countless recipes which you can try in your bread machine that can be found in cookery books or the internet. Try one today and enjoy the convenience and the fresh taste!

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Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

My philosophy on alternative recipes, such as this gluten free banana bread recipe, is that you shouldn’t really be able to tell the difference between the classic version, and the version that it replicates.

A banana bread recipe for the celiacs.

It’s sometimes necessary to make adjustments to recipes to accommodate the unique dietary restrictions that certain pepole have. Even if you don’t personally have these restrictions, you should have some backup recipes in your arsenal just in case.

People make their own unique dietary decisions for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s for health, sometimes it is out of necessity due to allergies, and sometimes “just because”.

It shouldn’t matter what the reason is, because its important for me to create tasty alternatives for my readers to ensure that everyone can enjoy my delicious bread recipes regardless.

If this creation were compared directly to another conventional healthy banana bread recipe, I think you would be hard-pressed to pick which one didn’t have gluten in it.

Necessary Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk (or milk substitute)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon, lime or orange zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

  1. In a large bowl, combine the brown rice flour, starch, sea salt, baking soda and gluten free baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, mush together the bananas to create a puree, and add eggs, maple syrup, milk, vanilla and citrus zest.
  3. Combine the contents of both bowls and mix them together.
  4. Pour the mixed contents into a large baking pan, I used a glass casserole, and bake for 50 minutes. When you can poke the center with a toothpick and it comes out clean, you’re all done with this gluten free banana bread recipe and it’s time to enjoy!

There you have it, a delicious banana bread recipe without gluten. Whether you avoid gluten for health reasons or for other reasons, or perhaps you’re making this as a treat for a friend who can’t eat gluten, this recipe is sure to be a hit. You can even add some chocolate chips, if you would like to sweeten things up a bit, however the maple syrup does a very good job of that. Maple syrup can be expensive depending on the season, you can substitute it for honey if you would prefer.

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Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

I’m going to stray a bit from my usual bread recipes which teach you how to bake bread. This time around, I’ll be sharing a delicious garlic cheese bread recipe in such a way that it will be ready to share almost immediately.

This will differ from some of my other recipes, because the ingredients are more open to personal preference. What really makes this bread recipe special is the way that you prepare it, so you can use as much as or as little of each ingredient as you would like. I will provide you with a guideline, but feel free to make adjustments to suit your own tastes. For example, if you find that the recipe calls for too much butter and not enough cheese, or vice versa, you know what to do! This garlic cheese bread recipe uses several different types of cheese to draw out as much flavour as possible. If don’t have all, or any of them, feel free to make a substitution for the cheese of your choice. This is true for the bread itself, as well, as you can use whichever kind of bread you prefer.

Suggested Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized loaf of French bread
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Havarti cheese
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese

Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 550°F. Some ovens don’t heat up to this temperate, in this case just set it to as hot as it goes. A very hot temperature is the trick to having a soft inside with a crunchy outside.
  2. Cut your bread in half, and then in half again via the other direction, leaving you with four equal pieces.
  3. Spread the butter evenly across each piece of bread.
  4. Microwave the bread for about 15 seconds to melt the butter.
  5. Spread your cheese across the bread.
  6. Now, sprinkle the garlic powder and herbs on top of the cheese.
  7. Place the bread in the oven once it’s preheated. It will only take about 8-12 minutes depending on the temperature of your oven. Keep an eye on it! Once the cheese is completely melted and started to bubble around the edges, you’re all done.

It’s that simple! This makes a great addition to many pasta and salad dishes, or a delicious snack all on it’s own. You can prepare this garlic cheese bread recipe quite quickly, and customize it to suit almost anyone’s taste!

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