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Golden Caraway Rye Bread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling


4 loaves (16 slices each)

"Feed the entire group with the four golden loaves this recipe produces. The bread’s wonderful mild flavor and tender texture make it outstanding," says Denise Elder, Hanover, Ontario.


  • 4 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 cups rye flour
  • 10 to 11 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup caraway seeds


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugars, shortening, molasses and salt. Add rye flour and 4 cups all-purpose flour; beat until smooth. Stir in caraway seeds and enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a very large bowl coated with cooking spray, or divide between two large bowls coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four portions. Shape into four loaves. Place each loaf in a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 105 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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