If you’d like to have a really good ,healthier home made bread, you should try this Rye Bread recipe. It is made with a few different types of flour. You will find that this recipe is really easy to make and very enjoyable. I tried lots of store bought breads but none as good as this one. I hope you’ll give it a try and you’ll follow all the steps and tips, so you can get a bread that is as good as the one i made.

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Ingredients:
  • 400g rye flour
  • 250 g white, all purpose flour
  • 150 g grain flour mix ( any kind you can find )
  • 480 ml warm water
  • 7 g dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon rye seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
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Method:

Rye Bread

  1. Mix the water with the yeast, oil and sugar and let it proof for 10 minutes.
  2. Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in it. Put the yeast in the well and pour on the water mixture. Add the balsamic vinegar, the oatmeal and the rye seeds. The salt needs to be added last, so we can make sure it won’t inhibit the dough from rising . Give it a good stir to make sure all of the ingredients are well mixed. Knead the dough for about 5, 10 minutes and then cover the bowl with a kitchen towel.
  3. Leave it, covered for one or two hours, until it has risen visibly.  There will be little holes on top and that is normal: these are the air bubbles bursting through the top.
    For the dough to rise properly , you need to place the bowl in a warm place without too much cold air flow .I usually place it in the oven after i warm it up for 5 min at the lowest oven temperature possible. Turn on the heat ,let it get a bit warm then turn it off and place the dough inside.
  4. After the dough doubled in size, lightly dust it with flour and knead it a little bit.Then cut it into 8 equal parts so you can make the breads. You can make baguettes as well, whatever you prefer .I just found that if you make these mini breads, they taste better.
  5. Shape the dough just like the one you see in the picture and try not to make it too thin at the ends so it won’t dry too much.
  6. Place them in a baking tray that is lined with parchment paper and then, using a knife, make a few indentations across the bread. Brush the surface of the dough with a little bit of warm water and sprinkle them with the oatmeal flour.Then cover them with a kitchen towel and let them rise again for 20 minutes.
    Preheat the oven to 200 C. Place the tray in the oven and after 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 180 C.
    Bake for another 30 min.
  7. You can check to see if the bread is done by tapping it with your finger on the bottom side of the bread and if it sounds hallow, that means it is done. If there is no sound when tapped, it means it needs o bake some more so add a few additional minutes to the cooking time. The cooking time depends on your oven so just make sure the bread is done before you take it out of the oven.
  8. Let it cool for 10 minutes and then it is ready to eat.
  9. After the bread is completely cooled off, keep it in a zip lock bag or an air tight container.
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