Raisin-pecan Rye Bread Recipe

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Raisin-pecan Rye Bread
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  1. Make the biga by stirring together the yeast, flour, and water. The dough will be very stiff and dry. Place it in a lightly greased bowl, cover it, and let it rest at room temperature overnight.
  2. Next day, combine the biga with the remaining ingredients (except the pecans and fruit) in a large mixing bowl, or in the bowl of an electric mixer, mixing to form a shaggy, sticky dough. Knead the dough until smooth (even though it's smooth, it'll still be very sticky), then place it in a lightly greased bowl and let it rest for 1 hour; it will become quite puffy, though it may not double in bulk.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface, gently deflate it, and knead in the nuts and fruit. Shape the dough into a slightly flattened ball and place it on a greased sheet pan, or into a greased 9 round cake pan. Cover the pan with a proof cover or some lightly greased plastic wrap. Let the loaf rise for about 90 minutes, until it's puffy.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the bread for about 50 to 55 minutes (tenting it lightly for the final 15 minutes), until its interior registers 190°F to 195°F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the bread from the oven and cool it on rack. Yield: about 16 servings
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 68.53 Kcal (287 kJ)
Calories from fat 32.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.57g 5%
Cholesterol 7.62mg 3%
Sodium 212.55mg 9%
Potassium 37.19mg 1%
Total Carbs 8.76g 3%
Sugars 5.35g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.34g 1%
Protein 0.66g 1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 7.9mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 366.74 Kcal (1535 kJ)
Calories from fat 171.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.1g 5%
Cholesterol 40.78mg 3%
Sodium 1137.55mg 9%
Potassium 199.02mg 1%
Total Carbs 46.9g 3%
Sugars 28.63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1.82g 1%
Protein 3.54g 1%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 1%
Calcium 42.3mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.6
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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