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Rye Nut Bread

Whether you think you can’t make bread, or you have been making great bread on your own for years, try this one.  On comment on the recipe site is from a person who never made bread before, and it came out great.  Go ahead, you’ll be glad you did.

If you could find bread this good, it would be very expensive, but you can make it for a couple of bucks.

They don’t sell bread this good at my local grocery stores.  There’s a place downtown where you can get bread that’s pretty darn good, but they charge like five bucks or more for a loaf.  This bread is even better, and I make it myself for maybe two bucks.

One hundred percent whole grain, with the special goodness of walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds… heck whatever you want to put in there, baby!  You can add dried cranberries or raisins if you want.

The bread is simple, and it’s adaptable.  Here’s the recipe… right there –>  right over there  ->  Just click on that ->  that one->    I started with a recipe for Caraway Rye Bread, from AllRecipes.com. <- Yeah, that one.  Besides rye flour, the recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but I didn’t use that – I used white whole wheat flour, and that worked just fine.  You just might have to give it a little extra time to rise.

I also used honey instead of brown sugar.  And the oil I used was sunflower oil.

I use a thermometer to check for bread doneness.  It’s done when it gets to 200 degrees inside. There are other ways to tell if it’s done, like thumping the bread and listening for a hollow sound, or poking it with a stick.

Isn’t it fun to make things your own?  Hey, it’s yours!  Do what you like!!

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