Nothin’ says lovin’ like…

…somethin’ from the oven.

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Honey Oat bread and Norwegian Rye bread

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Norwegian Rye :: makes 2 loaves
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 packet)
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups rye flour
3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup soft or melted butter
1tsp salt
2 cups hot water
4 1/2 – 5 cups all-purpose flour

In a stand mixer, stir yeast into 1/2 cup warm water and let stand 5 minutes to soften. Add rye flour, molasses, butter, salt, and hot water; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.

Switch to a dough hook if necessary. Adding one cup at a time, beat in enough all-purpose flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out on a lightly floured board and knead until smooth; 5-10 minutes.

Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans very well being sure to grease all the corners and edges. Divide the dough into two even pieces and roll into a log shape. Place one in each loaf pan. Cover lightly with greased plastic wrap and a dish towel and place in a warm place.

Allow the loaves to double in size, or to the height you wish to bake them at. Preheat oven to 350*F and bake for 45 minutes. Loaves should be a dark brown and sound hollow when tapped with your fingertips. Turn out of pans and let cool completely before slicing for best results.

Happy bread baking!

7 thoughts on “Nothin’ says lovin’ like…

  1. Sarah,
    Would you be willing to share the recipe for the honey oat bread? I’m hoping to try the rye soon. I’ve done some traveling in the last month. Time to get started on the yard work, etc. Have really enjoyed your writings!

  2. Jess from Rabid Little Hippy blog sent me here. This is a lovely rye recipe, which I will treasure, as my mother’s people came from Norway. I’ll be making it soon. The Honey Oat bread is on my list, too. Thanks for sharing. ~ Linne

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