Ingredients 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup molasses 2 tablespoons butter 3 1/4 cups rye flour 2 1/2 cups bread flour
Directions 1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. 2 In a large bowl combine milk, sugar, and salt. Use a mixer to beat in molasses, butter, yeast mixture, and 1 cup of rye flour. 3 Use a wooden spoon to mix in the remaining rye flour. Add white flour by stirring until the dough is stiff enough to knead. 4 Knead 5 to 10 minutes, adding flour as needed. If the dough sticks to your hands or the board add more flour. 5 Cover dough and let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until double. 6 Punch down dough and divide to form two round loaves. Let loaves rise on a greased baking sheet until double, about 1 1/2 hours. 7 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.