Thursday, October 21, 2010
Baking Rye Bread
OK--if you don't want to learn how to bake bread---skip this blog.
Boil 2 cups water and pour over 3/4 cup dark molasses, 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1 Tbls salt, and 2 Tbls Crisco. After Crisco has melted, add 2 cups warm water.
Put 1 cup water in 2 cup measuring cup and microwave for 40 seconds. To this add 5 tsp quick rise yeast. Let rise. Add to first mixture.
Mix in 3 cups rye flour (I prefer a medium -fine ground) and 3-5 cups white flour. Add more white flour until you can no longer stir it. Put in large tupperware container and knead (you will have to add more white flour). The first picture is of me kneading a batch right in my container. It will probably take up to 11 cups white flour- I never measure --sorry.
Shape and put into greased bread pans.
And here's the best part - slice and eat. (Peanut butter and honey is my favorite!)
Jolyn (let me know how yours turned out--I do give private lessons - bring your own flour)