Rustic German bread

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Julie

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
20
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-10+
750 g bread flour
375 g rye flour
788 g water (divided)
15 g confectioner's sugar
38 g fresh yeast
20 g honey
15 g butter (soft)
30 g salt
water for baking
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • measuring cup
  • stand mixer
  • baking sheet
  • baking dish
  • oven
  • parchment paper

Nutrition per serving

Cal
412
Protein
12 g
Fat
3 g
Carb
84 g
  • Step 1/3

    In a measuring cup, dissolve confectioner’s sugar and yeast in lukewarm water. Allow to sit for approx. 30 min. Ensure that foam forms at the top of the yeast mixture.
    • 15 g confectioner's sugar
    • 38 g fresh yeast
    • 38 g water
    • measuring cup

    In a measuring cup, dissolve confectioner’s sugar and yeast in lukewarm water. Allow to sit for approx. 30 min. Ensure that foam forms at the top of the yeast mixture.

  • Step 2/3

    Combine the rest of the water, flour, rye flour, honey, butter, salt, and yeast mixture using a stand mixer with a dough hook. Knead for approx. 10 min. until an elastic dough forms. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for approx. 1 h or until the dough has doubled in volume.
    • 750 g water
    • 750 g bread flour
    • 375 g rye flour
    • 20 g honey
    • 15 g butter
    • 30 g salt
    • stand mixer

    Combine the rest of the water, flour, rye flour, honey, butter, salt, and yeast mixture using a stand mixer with a dough hook. Knead for approx. 10 min. until an elastic dough forms. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for approx. 1 h or until the dough has doubled in volume.

  • Step 3/3

    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. When dough has finished rising, knead by hand on a floured surface until smooth. Divide dough and form loafs approx. the width of a stretched out hand in diameter. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for approx. 30 min. When the dough has doubled in volume, make a crosswise incision in the top. Transfer to preheated oven. Place a baking dish filled with water on the bottom rack. Bake the bread for approx. 30 - 40 min. until the crust is golden. Set aside to cool.
    • baking sheet
    • baking dish
    • oven
    • parchment paper

    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. When dough has finished rising, knead by hand on a floured surface until smooth. Divide dough and form loafs approx. the width of a stretched out hand in diameter. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for approx. 30 min. When the dough has doubled in volume, make a crosswise incision in the top. Transfer to preheated oven. Place a baking dish filled with water on the bottom rack. Bake the bread for approx. 30 - 40 min. until the crust is golden. Set aside to cool.