Light Rye Bread with Caraway Seeds

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Crunchy rye breadIt's time to make a high fiber and nutritious bread recipe made from rye flour. It has a strong flavor and once you get used to it, it's a very good replacement for your regular white bread loaf. Addition of caraway seeds serves a dual purpose. Apart from adding flavor to the bread, these seeds also help in easy digestion of the same. You can keep this bread for up to 3 to 4 days at room temperature. It's a lot firmer when compared to normal white bread. If you can bake it in a traditional wood-fired oven, the texture and flavor will be better. Do once try this bread recipe at the weekend. I'm dead sure you're going to like it. Serve it with cheese spread and a cup of hot coffee or tea. Let's make this delicious bread.

Crunchy rye bread
Light Rye Bread with Caraway Seeds

Tasty rye bread loaf

Bake this fiber-packed, easy-to-make and flavorful rye bread which also consists of caraway seeds for added taste to make your evening tea time, merrier.

Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10

  • 2 cups rye flour
  • 1 cup all purpose wheat flour
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 50 gm unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp castor sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • lukewarm water (for kneading)
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 3 to 4 tsp of egg white


  1. Sift rye flour and wheat flour together for about half a minute.
  2. Add dried yeast in lukewarm milk and whip for a minute.
  3. Add castor sugar as well and continue beating for another couple of minutes.
  4. Add it in the flour base with whipped egg, half the quantity of caraway seeds, unsalted butter and salt.
  5. Start kneading and slowly add small quantities of lukewarm water until you get a nice elastic dough ball.
  6. Cover with a plastic sheet and keep aside in a warm and damp corner for at least an hour.
  7. Grease the baking tin with butter or oil and carefully arrange the swollen dough keeping over an inch space free to help it swell.
  8. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle the remaining half of the caraway seeds.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 360 degrees for about 50 minutes.
  10. Cut in your desired shape after the bread reaches room temperature.
  11. Serve with dip, melted cheese or flavored cream.


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