Rye bread is a kind of bread which is made of flour and rye grains. Depend on the amount of flour and coloring agents, the rye bread will be dark or light in color. The rye bread is basically thicker than the wheat bread.
According to health experts, the rye bread is pretty good for health because it contains numerous amounts of fiber and a little bit of fat. The sugar amount of the rye bread is lower than that of the white bread
Polish Buttermilk Rye Bread
or other ones. It means that using the bread does not cause a spike in blood sugar but control the cholesterol level in the blood.
Recipe of Polish Buttermilk Rye Bread
With a strong sharp taste, Buttermilk Rye Bread is listed in the most common Polish food. Being considered as hearty bread, Buttermilk Rye Bread is often eaten with soup like toast, sweet bread pudding or other stuff.
Here are the instructions for making 2 loaves of the Polish Buttermilk Rye Bread:
– 1 teaspoon of sugar
– 1 cup of tepid water
– 1½ cups of buttermilk
– 1 tablespoon of instant yeast
– 2 teaspoons of salt
– ¼ cup of melted butter
– 6 cups of all-purpose flour
– 2 cups of rye flour
All of the ingredients to make the Rye Bread
First, add all of the ingredients and mix them in a large bowl or a mixer. Then press and stretch this mixture about 7 minutes in the mixer or 10 minutes by hand. Remember that if using hand, you should sprinkle a layer of flour on a chopping-board. Make sure that the flour will attain certain flexibility.
Second, prepare a large bowl. Grease the bottom of the bowl. Then put the mixture into it. Press it in
Use hand to press and stretch the mixture
order to fit suitably in the bowl. After that, wrap it with oiled plastic until the mixture rises to double.
Third, turn on the heat of oven to 400 degrees. Line a parchment paper on a baking pan. Then punch down the mixture and make 2 oblongs or 2 round loaves. Next, place on the baking pan and wrap it with the oiled plastic till it gets doubled in size.
Finally, sweep egg white on the surface of rye bread to make crust smooth and bright. Make 4 lighter cuts on the surface by using razor blade or a lame bread slashing tool.
Bake the rye bred into the oven
Then bake it about 25-30 minutes or until the temperature on an instant-read thermometer reaches 190-195 degrees. After that, leave the buttermilk rye bread and cool for 20 minutes and then serve it.
Normally, some people love this rye bread that tastes a little salty while the others love sweet bread. You can follow these instructions or you can change a little bit of amount of ingredients which is suitable for your taste.