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).