Easy rye bread with caraway seeds

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Rye bread with caraway seeds is a flavor straight from my childhood and could not be any more Polish. Make this bread into any shape you like. Typically it would be bloomer shaped or round, however I couldn’t resist go for a pretty plaited shape. Try this bread with sliced cheeses, ham, Polish sausage, herring or any fish. It also makes wonderful open sandwiches.

Step 1: Ingredients (makes 1 huge loaf or two large loaves)

Picture of Ingredients (makes 1 huge loaf or two large loaves)
1 cup milk
1 ½ cups water
2 tbsp butter
3 Tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp salt
3 tsp active yeast
2 cups rye flour
2 cups wholemeal bread flour
2 ½ cups strong white bread flour
2 tbsp caraway seeds (optional)
1 beaten egg white for egg wash
jneave4 months ago
isn't it supposed to be dark brown?
eatproperly (author)  jneave4 months ago
Only if you burn it! ;)
This recipe is for a Polish-style 'light' rye bread won't be dark brown like the German pumpernickel breads.
jemuke1 year ago

Hi, do you know if I can make this in my bread maker, My grandad was polish and I was brought up this gorgeous bread. I have had 2 attempts of making this bread, the first time I used half rye and half white flour and a pinch of caraway seeds, the second time I used 100g of rye and 400g of white with 3 pinches of caraway seeds, neither of these turned out like the polish loafs (although they were nice) I only used water and olive oil in both recipes. Could anyone suggest a good recipe for this bread that I can make in my breadmaker.....many thanks

love it - good with a pastrami sandwich and loads of mustard
Oh yum! Rye bread is my favorite. I love picking the caraway seeds out of it. :D

Also makes the best grilled cheeses ever!
eatproperly (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
I've never tried it for grilled cheese - sounds good. Rye bread is great and so is caraway. But I suppose (if you really must ;) ) you could make this without.