Unbeetable Sourdough Rye Bread

755 mins (prep 720, cooking 35)
17 ingredients
2 servings
This is variation of marbled rye. It does take some time to prepare; however, nothing beats the wonderful chewy texture of rye bread that has been slathered in melting butter. The recipe makes 2 tall and proud loaves of bread--one for you and one to share. The initial mixing of the breads can be done with a Kitchenaid Mixer and dough hooks. Words of Wisdom from the Creating Chef: Sourdough baking is not an exact science and if anyone tries to tell you so don't buy it. During the creation of this bread, I made it 3 times. Each time the sponge was different in some way. Either there was more one time than the other or less. Same amount of ingredients, same quantities produced different results. The sponge should be wet, not soupy. If it isn't add more water. If to wet add more flour. Next there is the issue of flour. That will vary as well so I listed the ingredients with an either or. Also, I learned that to produce a tall loaf of rye bread, loaf pans are a must. The free form loaf while good wasn't what I was wanting. Lastly will the beets bleed out without the food coloring? I have no idea after the third time around, I added in a small amount of red paste food coloring. This recipe is truly unbeetable. Created for RSC #14

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Serving Size (424.63 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1574.48 Calories from Fat 285.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.73g 97.64%
Saturated Fat 16.87g 168.74%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 63.89mg 42.6%
Sodium 2739.22mg 228.27%
Total Carbohydrate 280.9g 187.27%
Dietary Fiber 10.08 g 80.63%
Sugars 26.36 g %
Protein 36.46g 145.83%
Vitamin A 746.74IU% Vitamin C 0.57mg%
Calcium 125.58mg% Iron 15.94mg%
*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:
rye flour, instant potato flakes, warm water, warm water, powdered milk, rye flour, cooked beets, warm water, dried dill weed, dill seed, powdered milk, red food coloring, rye flour