Wholemeal Rye Bread With Syrup

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1 bottle root beer
0,3 pt. / 1,5 dl milk
1,8 oz. / 50 g yeast
0,2 pt. / 1 dl melted butter
0,2 pt. / 1 dl blackstrap molasses (US) or dark treacle (UK)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ground orange peel
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pt. / 5 dl coarsely ground
2,4-2,8 pt. / 1.2-1.4 l flour

[1] Warm milk and root beer. Crumble yeast into a mixing bowl and pour in the melted butter, liquid and syrup. Stir the yeast. Use a food processor.

[2] Add salt, spices and knead the flour to a smooth dough that barely let go of the bowl. Set the dough to rise under plastic wraps for about 40 minutes.

[3] Remove dough to the baking table and divide it in two. Shape both into a round loaf, placed on baking sheet. Leave to rise for 30-40 minutes. Make a cut in the  top of the loaves and sprinkle with flour.

[4] Bake the loaves on the bottom shelf in the oven at 390° F / 200° C for about 30-40 minutes. The loaves are done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping them.

[5] Cool on wire rack. The loaves are suitable for freezing.

2 thoughts on “Wholemeal Rye Bread With Syrup

  1. This sounds fabulous with the orange peel and the spices. Not too keen on root beer so I wonder if I could substitute a dark beer instead. Also wonder if it would would with sourdough starter (my latest obsession). Hmmmm….Don’t expect you have the answers by the way!


    • TidiousTed says:

      You can use any sort of dark beer, Guinness, porter, dark Bayerisch. They will all work just fine as long as the beer has a certain sweetness to it. I’ve used sourdough (it has been used here in Norway for hundred of years), but not with this kind of bread, so i’m not sure.

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