Rustic Swedish Rye Bread Recipe

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Rustic Swedish Rye Bread
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  • 5 orange peel strips (1 to 3 inches)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp water, divided
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • bread:
  • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110o to 115o)
  • 2 cups warm 2% milk (110o to 115o)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp aniseed
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1-1/2 cups rye flour


  1. In a small saucepan, combine orange peel strips and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until softened. Drain; set strips aside.
  2. In the same saucepan, combine honey and remaining water. Bring to a boil; return strips to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until almost all of the syrup is absorbed, stirring occasionally (watch carefully to prevent scorching). Cool strips on waxed paper coated with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, brown sugar, egg, corn syrup, molasses, shortening, salt, aniseed, fennel seed, rye flour and 2 cups all-purpose flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  4. Chop candied orange strips; add to dough. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a 6-inch round loaf. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  6. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (8 slices each).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 575.53 Kcal (2410 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.47g 2%
Cholesterol 10.84mg 4%
Sodium 240.66mg 10%
Potassium 185.98mg 4%
Total Carbs 123.49g 41%
Sugars 12.56g 50%
Dietary Fiber 3.38g 14%
Protein 12.41g 25%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 54.7mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 220.98 Kcal (925 kJ)
Calories from fat 5.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.56g 2%
Cholesterol 4.16mg 4%
Sodium 92.4mg 10%
Potassium 71.41mg 4%
Total Carbs 47.42g 41%
Sugars 4.82g 50%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 14%
Protein 4.76g 25%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 21mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11
  • 15

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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