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Swedish Rye Bread

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe came from my mother, and it's long been a family favorite. You can make a meal of it with soup and a salad."
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 40 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup water. Add sugar, molasses, shortening, salt and remaining water; stir well. Add rye flour; beat until smooth. Add enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Punch dough down.
  3. Shape into four round loaves. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover ad let rise until doubled, about 45-60 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter.

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Delicious! I can't stop eating this. I don't always like rye breads, but I love this one. It's a bit sweet and nutty from the molasses and the rye flour but still rises. It's a bit dense, bu...

This is a big YUM.i didnt have mollases so i used honey instead, i also added a tablespoon of caraway seeds to the dough and eggwashed and sprinkled some on top. next time i'm going to add some ...

This recipe is exactly the same as my great aunt Ruth's... straight from Sweden! I grew up on this bread and it's always been a family favorite. We like it with a little ground cardamom thrown...

This is one of the best breads I have ever made. Very easy. The only thing I changed was that I added 4 tablespoons of melted butter while mixing rather than the shorting. This is a keeper, than...

SWEET! Loved the sweet flavor and crunchy crust. I used all the ingredients called for plus vital wheat gluten and caraway seeds. I took the advice of Dmseck and gave the loaves an egg wash p...

I wasn't sure how my family would like this bread. When I was making it, it seemed so heavy but it actually turned out wonderfully moist, with a crunchier outer shell...and delicious! My cousi...

tasted like real rye bread ;0)...yes it didn't disappoint...i had to use dark rye flour so used honey instead of molasses...did on the dough cycle in my bread machine then baked it in the oven i...

XLNT flavor! Do NOT substitute honey or sugar for the molasses, as it's a HUGE difference in flavor. I added 1/2 tablespoon caraway seeds and used an egg wash. Mixing it in my bread machine, I ...

Excellent. I really like it with the caraway seeds (about 2 tbsp toasted lightly). Making another batch to share at work. Thanks for sharing. Update: brought to work was told the best rye bread ...