I love flax and rye!

Flax seed and rye sourdough bread

My new favorite bread!

This is my new favorite bread!

I made it today, using a sourdough

sponge and after several hours of

raising, added white and dark rye flour,

And 2 Tbs. of soft butter, and 2 Tbs.

of molasses and 2 tsp. salt, and 1 Tbs.

rapidrise yeast, and 1 cup HOT water.

I mixed it up and then added 1 1/2 cups

high gluten hard wheat bread flour and kneaded it for about 10 minutes.  It was a rather sticky

dough, so I oiled the bowl and let it raise for about 2 1/2 hours and then cut the dough in half

and added some golden flax seed that I had soaking in hot water.  The golden flax became soft,

and the water almost gelatinous.  I love the caraway flavor with rye so I added a Tbs of caraway

seeds as well, shaped each into a loaf and put into a greased loaf pan for a final raise.

It was ready in about an hour and a half and I baked them at 350 degrees F.   The loaves were

high and firm- and the flavor – PERFECT!

I had a little visitor for dinner tonight- Aiden asked for a second piece of bread after he had

finished his meal.

This is His new favorite bread, too, I think!

 bread-rye and flax seed

Another view!

5 thoughts on “I love flax and rye!

  1. There is something rather soul soothing when a little person asks for another slice of home made bread. I think there is anyway… I always feel very contented when Monkey Boy especially, asks for another slice after he’s already finished the rest of his dinner. I think bread making is really a food that I get the most satisfaction from making.

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