Rye Bread

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

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Dark Rye Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
Very good!!! The extra sugar makes for a better rise.

Pumpernickel Rye Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 105
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 34
This sourdough rye bread takes a bit of time, but your effort is repaid with two chewy, flavorful loaves.

New York Rye Bread

Rating: 4 stars 53
A nice traditional New York Rye bread made much easier by using the bread machine.

Sauerkraut Rye Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
This bread is very moist and tasty. Who doesn't love the mouth-watering aroma of sauerkraut?

Danish Spiced Rye Bread (Sigtebrod)

Rating: 5 stars 25
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: 4.5 stars 220
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: 4.5 stars 79
The beer adds another layer of flavor to this rye loaf. Try a varity of types of beer.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 5 stars 257
Delicious rye bread flavored with caraway seeds and sour pickle juice.

Bread Machine Pumpernickel Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 226
This is a hearty, good-tasting bread. Just put all the ingredients in the bread machine and walk away.

Steakhouse Black Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 203
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!

Pumpernickel Bread II

Rating: 4 stars 40
This may not be New York Pumpernickel, but it is the one we use at home.

Inspiration and Ideas

German Rye Bread
Rating: Unrated 43
Nothing smells better than home-baked bread--this is a hearty bread, great with mustard, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut.
Dutch Oven Caraway Rye Bread
Rating: Unrated 26
No-fail and easy to make, no kneading, no double-rise. Caraway rye bread the way you like it! Perfect every time.
Swedish Limpa Rye Bread
Rating: 4.5 stars 4

Wonderful dark bread.