This is an instructable about the very dark, robust type of ryebread that is very popular here in Denmark.
It is a healthy alternative to white bread, containing lots of fibres, and being more dense and compact, which saves space in the lunchbox.
We here in Denmark traditionally have rather fat and unhealthy foods, but one thing we do have, which is suitable for the modern way of living healthy, is this ryebread.
I did however find, when I went to Seattle last year, that at least most Americans do not know about this high-fiber type of bread.
Instructables.com, which seems to have mostly american users, with a strong focus on health, seemed like a perfect place to introduce it.
I have been eating this type of bread my whole life, and therefore I'm used to it, so this is also a test to see if anyone who is not used to it, will actually find it tasty.
This instructable will be a recipe for a very basic type of ryebread.
It will be of a somewhat simple, somewhat quick-to-do, somewhat healthy, and somewhat tasty type.
The reason for this is that you can tweak and change the recipe in a thousand ways, and I am hoping that some of you will come to like it, and experiment with it, until you find the combination YOU like the best. I will have a list of possible extra ingredients and combinations at the end of the instructable.
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
For this basic recipe we will be using the following ingredients:
- 3/4Liters/0.2Gallons Water
- 35g/1.3oz Yeast
- 225g/8oz Rye Grains. chopped / broken
- 225g/8oz Wheat Grains. whole / cracked
- 75g/2.6oz Syrup, dark*
- 35g/1.3oz Salt
- 450g/16oz Rye Flour, coarse
- 225g/8oz Wheat flour
* Normal sugar can be used as a substitute.
Note: I'll be using wheat bran, as I forgot wheat grains, whoops... :(
We will also be using these tools:
- Big Bowl for mixing
- Something to stir with
- Forms for the bread*
- Measuring Cup
* For a good form, use one for wheat bread, or a ceramic casserole, whatever you like.
Just remember to grease it if it does not have anti-stick-coating.
I used 2 forms, but the breads came out too small, so this recipe is for 1 bread.