Grandma Johnson's Swedish Rye Bread

240 mins (prep 210, cooking 30)
10 ingredients
75 servings
This bread is a must on the Thanksgiving table. This has been a tradition in our family for generations. I improved on a classic when I replaced the yeast for Quick-Rise and baked it at a higher temperature for a shorter time. Now, it's my job to make it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It makes the best toast for breakfast!

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  • 2 c. stone ground rye flour
  • 3 c. warm water (125-130 degrees)
  • 2 pkg. rapid-rise yeast (4 tsp. instant)
  • 1/4 c. warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 c. granular sugar
  • 1/2 c. dark molasses
  • 4 tbsp. margarine(1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds better for bread unbleached flour (approximately 9 1/2 c.)
  • approximately 2 tbsp. margarine, to rub on top crust of hot bread


Serving Size (16.29 g)
Servings 75
Amount per Serving
Calories 64.29 Calories from Fat 10.35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.15g 132.58%
Saturated Fat 0.26g 97.31%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.15mg 3.78%
Sodium 258.09mg 806.53%
Total Carbohydrate 11.59g 289.86%
Dietary Fiber 0.48 g 145.15%
Sugars 1.32 g %
Protein 1.67g 250.54%
Vitamin A 28.52IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 14.93mg% Iron 0.58mg%
*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:
c, ground, rye flour, c, warm water, c, warm water, c, c, dark molasses, unbleached flour