11 Reviews

Used regular all purpose flour plus a tablespoon of vital wheat gluten. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Good strong rye flavor, yet a light bread. Made for ZWT4. Just a tip if you don't have any flat beer--if you heat your beer to a simmer and let it cool, it will be flat--faster than just leaving it out.

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helowy June 03, 2008

Made for ZWT4 Beverage Challenge - Bier ist Nahrung .I am so glad I tried this bread. Added 4 tbsp flax seeds, and 4 tbsp sunflowerseed, both because I like the taste and texture of that, but also because it makes it better for you. Great recipe. Love this bread toasted with sharp cheddar.Thanks Mary.

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Benthe (Danish) June 05, 2008

Nice and light, but full of flavor. Made pretty much as directed. Thanks for the tip on heating the beer if you don't have flat beer. Made for ZWT

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BakinBaby June 29, 2011

I found that this was quite sweet and the caraway came through quite strong but it was a tasty bread especially spread with a sinful amount of soy buttery spread :) Very simple and a great introduction to making my own rye bread! Made for ZWT 7 (The Hot Pink Ladies)

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KristinV June 26, 2011

Delicious! I think the sweetness from the brown sugar and molasses really make this a tasty rye bread. Good rye flavor, too. Mine didn't rise too much, it turned out more like a square without the rounded top. I subbed butter for the Crisco, and that may have been the reason. I'll definitely make this again.

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PanNan June 18, 2011

Great bread and easy to make. I also subbed butter for the Crisco. Loved the beer flavor in this and we love caraway, so I may up the amount on that next time. Great with a bowl of soup. Made for ZWT 7.

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Mikekey June 15, 2011

Wonderful rye bread!! I added 4 Tblp. of caraway, used butter instead of Crisco, and used the dough cycle on the bread machine. I baked it at 350* for 30 minutes. Thanks for sharing this true keeper. Made for ZWT7-Antarctica Challenge.

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CJAY June 13, 2011

Comments around the table: "This is the perfect rye bread." "I'd have a reuben on this bread any day." My comment? Pretty darn nummy!! Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT4.

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CraftScout May 27, 2008

Nice, light and flavorful!I used 1 tablespoon of vital gluten, 1 tablespoon each of caraway and black caraway seeds, subbed butter for the shortening. Thanks

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Rita~ April 23, 2008

Great recipe. I make my own beer and I had some flat beer in a canning jar already that I had saved for cooking . I was surprised to find a bread calling for it. I did everything just as printed (except that I didn't have any caraway seed) It is wonderful either plain or toasted.

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SilverBayBreadman October 09, 2007
Bread Machine Light Rye