Healthy Recipes

German Dark Rye Bread

A Great Healthy Bread

  • 3 cups regular flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp (2 pk) active dry year
  • 1/4 cup of  baking  cocoa powder
  • 1 T Caraway seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup of Molasses
  • 2 T Butter
  • 1 T Sugar
  • 1 T Salt

3- 3 1/2 cups of Rye Flour

In large mixing bowl combine regular flour, yeast, cocoa powder and caraway seeds until blended well.

In a saucepan combine the water, molasses, butter, sugar and salt; heat until just warm and stir to melt butter.   Add to dry mixture.  Beat at low speed for 30 sec and then turn to higher speed and beat for 3 minutes more.

By hand, stir in enough rye flour to make a soft dough.  Turn out onto floured surface and knead until smooth, adding more rye flour as needed, about 5 minutes.   Cover and let stand 20 min.

Punch down dough and divide dough in half.  Shape each half into a round loaf ; placed on greased baking sheets or 2 greased bread pans.  Brush surface of bread with a little cooking oil.  Slash tops of loaves with a sharp knife.  Let rise until double, about 45-60 min.

Bake at 400 degrees or until bread looks done.


This bread is amazing!  soft, and Great Taste with good fiber!

I found the recipe in “The Homestyle Amish Kitchen cookbook”

ISBN # 978-1-61129-846-8

Published By- Harvest House Publishers

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