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Bread Machine Rye Bread

This is a great recipe and so easy to make. You can see the original recipe on this link. Full credit to the author of this site. I have reprinted the recipe below in case the site vanishes.

Ingredients – Bread Machine Rye Bread Recipe – 1.5 lb Bread Loaf

  • 1 1/8 Cups – Water (lukewarm) – 259 milliliters – 1 1/8 cups is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons

  • 2 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened) – 28 grams

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Bread Flour – 180 grams

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Rye Flour – 180 grams

  • 2 Tablespoons – Molasses – 30 milliliters

  • 3 Tablespoons – Light Brown Sugar (packed) – 39 grams

  • 1 Tablespoon – Cocoa Powder Natural Unsweetened – 5 grams

  • 3/4 Teaspoon – Caraway Seeds (optional but traditional rye bread contains caraway seeds) – 2 grams

  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt – 6 grams

  • 1  Teaspoon – Bread Machine Yeast (Instant Yeast) – 3 grams

Instructions – Bread Machine Rye Bread Recipe – 1.5 lb or 2 lb Bread Loaf

  • Settings – 1.5 lb , light color & basic (not the whole wheat setting)

  • Your bread machine should be unplugged. Remove the bread pan from the bread machine (so when you add the ingredients, they can not accidentally spill into the machine).

  • Pour the water into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients. Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together by the bread machine). Put bread pan with ingredients back into unplugged bread machine.

  • Plug in bread machine. Enter the bread machine settings (1.5 lb or 2 lb, light color & “basic” bread setting) and then press the “Start” button on your bread machine.

  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!

  • Remove the bread from the bread loaf pan and place the bread on a cooling rack. Let the bread cool down on the cooling rack for at least 30-60 minutes.

  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.

  • In our bread machine, the overall mixing & baking takes about 2:53 hours for a 1.5 pound bread. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the total time required after you have entered the settings into the machine.

  • Before using any bread machine, you should read the manufacturer’s instructions in order to use your bread machine effectively and safely.


Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD) MA (Mus)(Open)

Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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