Rye Bread Recipe

Rye bread is a classic deli favorite. Make it at home today!


  • 2 cups rye flour blend
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons potato flour
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seed, optional
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water, lukewarm


  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, whisk together rye flour blend, all purpose flour, potato flour, dry milk, instant yeast, salt and caraway seeds, if using. Add oil and water and stir together using a wooden spoon or mix on low speed until evenly moistened.
  2. Turn mixture onto a lightly oiled work surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until a cohesive dough has formed (or knead in stand mixer using dough hook until a cohesive dough has formed.) The dough will not be smooth and silky, but a bit sticky, stiff and heavy. Try not to add extra flour while kneading as this will result in dry bread. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise at warm room temperature for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Gently deflate the dough and form into a loaf. Place in a 9" x 5" loaf pan then cover and allow it to rise at warm room temperature for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour or until it has increased in size by 1/3.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Once preheated, spritz the loaf with water or oil then bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and turn the bread out of the pan onto a rack to cool completely.
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Adapted from the recipe found on King Arthur Flour's Perfect Rye Flour Blend bag.
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Author: Kate Donahue
Source: Adapted from the recipe found on King Arthur Flour's Perfect Rye Flour Blend bag.
Recipe Yields: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 180 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 215 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 20
Calories 162

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 397mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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I love baking caraway rye bread, but have never added potato flour before...why is it used? Great site, by the way, I found it via Barb Kiebel, whom I follow on Twitter. Greetings from South Africa!