Rye Bread

Browse recipes for rye bread and pumpernickel bread, black bread, and more, complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

Staff Picks

Dark Rye Bread

Rating: 4.49 stars
Very good!!! The extra sugar makes for a better rise.

Pumpernickel Rye Bread

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is a hearty bread. Mix it in the bread machine (or stand mixer) but bake it in the oven. I recommend baking in the oven instead of the machine because the loaf is fuller and the top is much nicer. I hope you enjoy it.

Sourdough Rye

Rating: 4 stars
This bread takes a bit of time, but your effort is repaid with two chewy, flavorful loaves.

New York Rye Bread

Rating: 4.04 stars
A nice traditional New York Rye bread made much easier by using the bread machine.

Sauerkraut Rye Bread

Rating: 4.7 stars
This bread is very moist and tasty. Who doesn't love the mouth-watering aroma of sauerkraut?

Danish Spiced Rye Bread (Sigtebrod)

Rating: 4.88 stars
This is a traditional Danish rye bread made easy with the use of a bread machine. (It can be made using traditional methods, of course.) The bread is highly spiced so makes a perfect accompaniment for Danish open faced sandwiches (smorebrod) and is usually seen served on a Christmas holiday table. Perfect for those people who like a spiced twist to their daily bread.

Russian Black Bread

Rating: 4.65 stars
I have been looking for a good Russian Black Bread recipe. This one is the closest I have come. The vinegar adds a bit of a bite, but believe me, with cheese it is marvelous.

Rye Beer Bread

Rating: 4.49 stars
The beer adds another layer of flavor to this rye loaf. Try a varity of types of beer.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 4.81 stars
For thousands of years man has been enjoying bread. This rye bread recipe will add to this ancient enjoyment. Having lived in northwest Connecticut for over 35 years, in close proximity to NYC with its great Jewish delis, baking some of the finest rye bread going, I snagged this recipe from a friend. Hope you like it. Enjoy and share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Authentic German Bread (Bauernbrot)

Rating: 4.58 stars
Here is a great recipe for authentic German Sourdough Bread. This bread tastes almost exactly like the bread we buy back home in Bavaria, Germany. There, to this day, they bake their bread in a very old stone oven in the middle of a small village, once every 2 weeks. They bake a whole bunch at once, and then you can buy it and freeze extras until the next baking day. It's the best German bread I know!

Bread Machine Pumpernickel Bread

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is a hearty, good-tasting bread. Just put all the ingredients in the bread machine and walk away.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pumpernickel Bread II
Rating: Unrated
This may not be New York Pumpernickel, but it is the one we use at home.
Steakhouse Black Bread
Rating: Unrated
This is a steakhouse bread recipe that I obtained many years ago from a friend. It makes a very dense and flavorful bread. If you like, brush the rolls or bread with beaten egg, then sprinkle some uncooked oatmeal on top before baking. Enjoy!