Rye Bread
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Rye Bread

Related Recipes: Weissbrot (White Bread)



  1. Soak yeast in 1/2 cup warm (not hot) water until dissolved.
  2. Mix this with all the other ingredients except the lard and salt.
  3. Set bowl holding dough in warm water until bubbles form in dough.
  4. Add lard and salt.
  5. Knead, adding enough white flour to make a firm dough.
  6. Let rise in warm place until double in bulk.
  7. Punch down.
  8. Form into two loaves (see weissbrot recipe for specific directions on shaping loaves).
  9. Place in greased pans.
  10. Leave in warm place to rise again until doubled in bulk.
  11. Bake at 350f for 35-40 minutes.
  12. For a soft crust, sprinkle water over baked loaf and cover with a cloth.
  13. For a hard crust, spread butter on hot loaf.

Other Information

Contributor: Organization.National Park Service, Organization.Smithsonian Institution

Source: Festival of American Folklife: German Recipes (1976-01-01)

Category: Bread

Measure: avoirdupois

Ingredient: flour, yeast, oil, salt, sugar, water, egg white

Equipment: measuring cups, measuring spoons, bowl, oven, baking pan

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