Karen’s Killer Fixin’s #Bread: Caraway Rye Bread from Karen’s Kitchen

It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe from my own kitchen or a guest author favorite. It could be a cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes the eye and fancy…which today is CARAWAY RYE BREAD!

I love the occasional rye bread, especially when it’s homemade. This recipe has a solid rye flavor. The caraway seeds are a bonus. I recommend starting this in the morning so it has time to raise properly. I haven’t tried this in my bread maker, but I’m going to have to try it someday. I can no long do the kneading “thang” so it’s probably the only way I’ll get this bread again anytime soon. 

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Makes 2 Loaves]

2 cups warm water
2 pkg. yeast
1 T. salt
¼ cups dark molasses
2 T. butter
1 to 2 T. caraway seeds
3 cups unsifted flour
3 cups unsifted rye flour
1 egg white, beaten
caraway seed 

Sprinkle yeast over water.  Stir.  Add salt, molasses, butter, caraway seed, rye flour, and ½ of flour.  Beat until smooth.  Add rest of flour.  Mix by hand.  Knead until smooth.

Place in lightly greased bowl.  Turn over to grease top.  Cover.  Rise until double, about 1 hour. 

Grease two large cookie sheets.  Sprinkle with cornmeal.

Punch down dough.  Divide in two loaves.  Make round loaves.  Tuck.

Place each loaf on a cookie sheet.  Cut 3 slashes in each loaf to make a triangle.  Cover.  Rise 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375*.  Bake 40-50 minutes.  Brush tops with egg white.  Sprinkle with caraway seed.  Cool. 

Happy Eating!

9 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s #Bread: Caraway Rye Bread from Karen’s Kitchen”

    1. I do have a dough hook on my Kitchenaid mixer but haven’t really thought about using it. I’ll have to see if I can find it. I’ve given up manual kneading but that might be an answer for those breads that don’t translate well to bread makers. Thanks for the reminder, Glenda!

  1. I love caraway in my rye bread and have always added my own…good recipe!
    I’m like you, now…. can’t knead any more 😔

  2. I love homemade bread, just the smell of it can drive my taste buds crazy. I haven’t had a really good rye in a long time, I’ll have to try this.

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