Old-World Rye Bread

Old-World Rye Bread

Buttermilk and mashed potatoes are two of the secrets to a delicious loaf of homemade rye bread.

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to 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal® Better for Bread™ flour or Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup Betty Crocker® Potato Buds® mashed potatoes (dry)
tablespoons packed brown sugar
teaspoon salt
teaspoon caraway seed
package regular active or fast-acting dry yeast
cup buttermilk
cup water
tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2
cups rye flour
Additional caraway seed, if desired
  1. In large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour, the mashed potatoes (dry), brown sugar, salt, 3/4 teaspoon caraway seed and the yeast. In 1-quart saucepan, heat buttermilk, water and oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until very warm (120°F to 130°F); stir into potato mixture until blended. Stir in rye flour and enough remaining all-purpose flour to make dough easy to handle.
  2. Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead about 8 minutes or until smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with shortening or cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover; let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size. (If using fast-acting yeast, do not let rise 1 hour; cover and let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.)
  3. Grease large cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal. Roll dough into rope, about 3 inches thick and 25 inches long. Curl dough into coil shape; tuck ends under. Place on cookie sheet. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 to 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  4. Heat oven to 400°F. Brush water over dough; sprinkle with cornmeal and additional caraway seed. Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.
Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For great yeast bread results, try these Gold Medal® flour varieties: Gold Medal® Better for Bread™ flour and Gold Medal® whole wheat flour.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.