German Rye Bread

German Rye Bread
You can never have too many bread recipes, so give German Rye Bread a try. This recipe serves 16. One serving contains 271 calories, 8g of protein, and 1g of fat. This recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up sugar, warm water, caraway seeds, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free and vegetarian diet.

Instructions

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In a 4-qt. glass bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups warm water; whisk in rye flour until smooth. Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel.
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Let stand in a warm place for about 4 hours or until batter falls about 1 in. and surface bubble activity is reduced. Stir in the sugar, caraway seeds, salt, 5 cups all-purpose flour and remaining water; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
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Divide dough into four portions. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Shape into four round loaves, about 6 in. each. Coat two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon cornmeal.
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Place loaves on pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
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With a sharp knife, make several slashes across the top of each loaf.
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Brush with egg.
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Sprinkle each loaf with 1 teaspoon caraway seeds.
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Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, rotating pans after 15 minutes, or until browned. Cool on wire racks.
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Recommended wine: Dornfelder, Riesling

German on the menu? Try pairing with Dornfelder and Riesling. Beer might seem like the natural pick for German food, but German riesling pairs wonderfully with seafood and schnitzel, while a German red like Dornfelder goes well with beef and game meat. One wine you could try is Heinz Eifel Shine Dornfelder Sweet Red. It has 3.5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 12 dollars.
Heinz Eifel Shine Dornfelder Sweet Red
Heinz Eifel Shine Dornfelder Sweet Red
The reflection of the sun’s rays off the Rhein river help to ripen these hearty red grapes, thus producing a full bodied wine with flavors of dark red fruits with a well balanced sweetness.Enjoy slightly chilled on its own or with cheeses, salads pasta and fish.