Swedish Rye Bread II

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An aromatic rye bread with a hint of orange and honey. A friend gave me a loaf of this bread as a hostess gift and was thoughtful enough to pass along the recipe.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 - 9x5 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 4 ½ cups hot water

  • ¾ cup honey

  • 3 tablespoons salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons orange zest

  • 1 ½ tablespoons caraway seed

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 7 ½ cups rye flour

  • 7 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm (110 degree F) water. Let sit until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Pour the hot water in a large mixing bowl, add the honey, salt, sugar, orange zest, caraway seeds and butter; briefly stir. Let cool to lukewarm.

  3. Combine the yeast mixture with the honey orange mixture. Stir in the rye flour. Mix the bread flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, lightly grease three 9x5 inch loaf pans.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into three equal pieces. Form each piece into a loaf and place in prepared pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top of the loaves are golden and the bottoms sound hollow when tapped.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
3g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 597mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.