Swedish Rye Bread Recipe

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295 mins (prep 240, cooking 55)
12 ingredients
12 servings
This bread recipe is adapted from one in "The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook" by Beth Hensperger. Though I have a nice bread machine I rarely use to bake bread. I prefer baking bread in the oven. I sometimes do use the dough cycle on the bread machine to knead as it does a nice job if you don't want to knead by hand; use a standing mixer or want to do something else while the bread is kneading. This formula will work fine in a bread machine if you prefer. It makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf. Set your machine for a medium crust. I used a banneton to proof and shape the loaf. If you don't have one a standard bread pan or shaping by hand works fine as well. The fennel seed and organe zest add nice depth to the finished loaf. If you are not a fan of fennel substitute caraway seed or omit the seeds entirely. Since rye flour a somewhat low in gluten I added vital wheat gluten to add to the rise. If you don't have it or don't want to add gluten omit it. You might then want to add an additional third rise to the proof cycle. The final crumb will probably be more dense but some may prefer that in rye bread. Depending on how you shape the loaf the cooking time may vary. This loaf took 55 minutes in my convection oven. The bread should register 200^ internal temperature. If the loaf begins to brown too soon cover it with parchment paper the last 10 minutes of baking. This bread freezes well if properly wrapped.

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Serving Size (27.72 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 6.97 Calories from Fat 3.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.36g 6.58%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 3.82%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.06mg 0.25%
Sodium 199.01mg 99.51%
Total Carbohydrate 0.88g 3.54%
Dietary Fiber 0.34 g 16.29%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.2g 4.69%
Vitamin A 1.25IU% Vitamin C 0.17mg%
Calcium 11.13mg% Iron 0.16mg%
*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:
bread flour, medium rye flour, vital wheat gluten, orange zest