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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bread Machine Swedish Rye Bread

When I married a Swede, family dinners couldn't be considered "official" unless there were a few choice food items: pickled herring, Swedish meatballs, and Swedish Rye bread. This recipe came from Gary's grandma, who I never had the privilege of knowing - she's been gone for many years. The first time I made her recipe, I had one huge sticky mess on my hands. It was awful! When I got my bread machine, I was determined to scale the recipe down enough to make it work. After tweaking it a few times, this is what I ended up with. Some like it best fresh out of the oven with butter, but some like it best the next day, toasted. If you try this, tell me what YOU prefer!

1 C. + 2 Tbsp. warm water
1 1/2 tsp. oil
3 Tbsp. white sugar
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Grandma's molasses
1/2 C. rye flour
3 C. bread flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. yeast

Add ingredients to bread machine pan in order and use dough setting. When the cycle is finished, remove and form into a loaf, placing in a greased 9"x5"x3" pan. Let rise, then bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Brush top with butter.

3 comments:

Karolee said...

Got a recipe for this that will work with my KTech? (like your Bosche)?

Midas said...

I had to get rid of my bread machine. Every time I bake, my son goes into asthma attacked, and 3 out of 10, he goes to emergency room. Took me a long long time to figure out it's baking bread which exacerbates his attack.

Leah's Kitchen said...

Karolee,
I know I used to, somewhere. If I find it, I'll email it to you.

Midas,
I'm so sorry to hear that's the case with you! My husband has had asthma since he was a child, and as much as he knows about it, I don't think he would ever guess that bread baking would bring on an attack. That just blows my mind and sounds so strange! I don't doubt you though. Just feel bad you can't bake bread anymore! =(