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Batterway Rye Bread

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This recipe makes 2 loaves
Caraway1 to 2 TBSP
Bread Flour5 cups
Salt1 TBSP
Rye flour2 cups
Shortening, soft1/4 cup
Water2+3/4 cups
Active Dry Yeast4+1/2 tsp
Dark syrup or molasses1/4 cup

Have water at 110°-115°F and all other ingredients at room temperature.


Measure the first 5 ingredients into a bowl; blend. Set aside. Pour the water into a mixing bowl; add the yeast. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes; stir. Add the syrup and 1/2 the flour-mixture. Beat 2 minutes with electric mixer on medium speed, or by hand until smooth. STOP MIXER. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat again with a spoon until smooth...1 to 1 ½ minutes. Scrape down batter from sides of bowl. Cover. Let rise in warm place until doubled...about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease two 5x9-inch OR 4 ½ x 8 ½ -inch loaf pans.

Beat down raised batter in about 25 strokes. This is a thick, somewhat sticky batter; spread evenly in the pans. Tap pans on table to settle the batter. Let rise only until edges of batter comes to within 1-inch of tops of large pans or reaches tops of smaller pans...about 30 minutes. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until well browned on sides and tops, in preheated 375°F oven. Remove from pans and cool on rack. Brush with water for chewy crusts.

*You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast OR 3/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.


Your batterway recipes are


Your batterway recipes are absolutely amazing! My bread has never been more delicious! All my yeast recipes are so much better since I started buying Red Star. I am now a huge fan of Red Star Yeast and will never buy another brand. Thank you :)

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