Old Milwaukee Rye Bread

Old Milwaukee Rye Bread

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • SPONGE

  • 1

    tablespoon yeast

  • cups warm water

  • 2

    cups rye flour

  • BREAD

  • sponge mixture

  • 1

    package yeast

  • 1

    cup water

  • ¼

    cup molasses

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    tablespoon salt

  • 1

    cup rye flour

  • 5

    cups white flour

  • 3

    tablespoons oil

Directions

SPONGE: Dissolve yeast in water. Stir in rye flour. Cover tightly. May be used any time after 6 hours up to three days. On bake day, uncover sponge, sprinkle on the new yeast and add water. Blend well. Add molasses, egg, salt, rye flour and 2 cups white flour. Beat until smooth. Add oil, stir in the balance of the flour 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for 5 minutes. Let rise 1 hour & 10 minutes. Punch down and let rise 10 minutes. Shape into 2 loaves. Let rise 40 minutes. With a razor, slash diagonal cuts on loaves. Bake at 375F for 40 minutes. Brush with butter after removing from oven.


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