The next in line of my RSVP series is - Rye. The minute you think Rye, the first thing that pops into one's mind is the Rye Bread - so famous in Europe,Russia and Scandinavia. Its a popular crop in the areas with colder climates since it is such a hardy grain.
Rye flour has a lower gluten content and contains higher proportion of soluble fiber.
Benefits of Rye
For more information on Rye refer here I have this recipe - Danish Rye Bread which is a dark,dense and dry loaf.
This most importantly keeps well for a while.So leftovers are not a problem :)It is very good for sandwiches and we liked it with our soup too.No butter,No shortening,No egg,incorporating just health and taste!
Combine the flours in a bowl along with salt and yeast.Keep 1 tsp of Caraway side for topping and add rest with the flour. Mix well.
Make a well in the center and then add the water along with molasses and oil. Gradually incorporate the flour,adding water if necc. to make a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 min until smooth and elastic.
Shape it into a loaf,flatten lightly and place it on a greased baking sheet.Brush it with water and sprinkle the caraway seeds. Cover and let it stand in a warm place till doubled in size.
Preheat the Oven 425F. Place the loaf in the oven for 30min or until its browned and tapping the bottom lets out a hollow sound.