Deli-Style Rye - No Kneading Kneaded!
35 mins (prep 5, cooking 30)
9 ingredients
4 servings
This is an amazingly easy and delicious rye bread for those of us who either don't have a bread machine or who downright fear bread making. (Both, in my case) But "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" changed all that for me. The 5 minutes refers to active effort. Mix the ingredients into a container all at once, then let it sit for 2 hours. Make immediately or store in the fridge, using it over the next couple of weeks. This recipe makes four 1-pound loaves and is great on the first day, but even better on subsequent days. Along with the caraway seeds, which give this bread its classic flavor, what sets this rye apart from other rustic loaves is that there is no flour on the top crust; instead it's glazed with a cornstarch wash, which serves the triple function of anchoring the caraway seeds, allowing the slashing knife to pass easily without sticking, and giving the loaf a beautiful shine. Easily doubled or halved. Don't let the wordiness of the steps discourage you; it's just really detailed. For ease and best results, use a pizza peel and a pizza or baking stone.

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  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast (1 1/2 packets)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caraway seeds, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 5 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • cornmeal, for pizza peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch


Serving Size (14.46 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 24.7 Calories from Fat 11.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.26g 7.78%
Saturated Fat 0.32g 6.45%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.33mg 0.44%
Sodium 2168.64mg 361.44%
Total Carbohydrate 3.02g 4.03%
Dietary Fiber 0.07 g 1.15%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.36g 2.85%
Vitamin A 0.78IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 3.73mg% Iron 0.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lukewarm water, caraway seeds, rye flour, unbleached all-purpose flour, cornmeal