Marien's Swedish Rye Bread

This is a sweet rye bread. It is wonderful as a breakfast toast, with apple butter, and for ham & swiss cheese sandwiches.

3 cups dark rye flour
3/4 cup dark molasses
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups boiling water
1 packet active dry yeast
1/2 cup very warm water
5 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, combine rye flour, molasses, applesauce, and boiling water. Mix well and while it cools to lukewarm, mix yeast in the 1/2 cup of warm water. When rye mixture is cooled, add yeast mixture. Blend. Gradually add all-purpose flour, mixing well after each addition. Knead on well-floured surface until smooth and satiny about 10 min. Place back in bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk. Punch down, cover and let rise again. Place dough on floured surface and divide in half. Spray 2 loaf pans with non-stick spray. Shape loaves punch out air bubbles and then roll tightly tucking ends in and pinching ends and bottom together. Punch air out again, keeping loaf shape, and put in prepared pans. Cover and let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees in preheated oven for 35 to 40 min. (until bread sounds hollow when thumped on the bottom). Remove from pans immediately and cool on rack.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes

Other recipes by Gillum House B&B:
Great Grains Pumpkin Muffins
Gillum House Rolls

Recipe Provided By:
Gillum House B&B
Shinnston, WV

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