How to Make Rye Bread at Home

Baking bread by using the rye flour, doesn’t take much of your time and the process is not a complex one too. You simply have to spend some time in the kitchen in order to get it ready.

Prep time: 10 min
Bake time: 25 min
Total time: 35 min
Yield: 16 servings
Utensils: Bowl, Spoons, Kitchen Towel Paper, Oven, Plate, Baking sheet, Baking tray

Water (37°C / 96°F––this is about wrist temperature): 1 litre (33 fl oz= 4 1/8 cups)
Cake of yeast: 1 (50g/1.76 oz)
Salt: 2 teaspoons
Eggs: 2
Honey: 1/2 dl (50ml, 1.7 fl oz = roughly 3 tablespoons)
Wheat flour: 900g (2 pounds = 4 1/2 cups dry))
Rye flour: 900g (2 pounds = 4 1/2 cups dry)
A little extra flour for kneading


  • 1

    Assemble all ingredients

    First of all, you need to assemble all of your ingredients at one place, so that you don’t make any mistakes while preparing the rye bread.

  • 2

    Add yeast to bowl of water

    Take a large bowl and add some water to it. The water should not be more than 1/4th of the bowl. Afterwards, dissolve yeast in it and mix with a spoon.

  • 3

    Add eggs, honey and salt

    Now, add the eggs, honey and salt to the water and stir for a few seconds so that everything settles in nicely.

  • 4

    Mix the flour

    Once the remaining ingredients have combined properly, add flour to the bowl in order to make the dough.

  • 5

    Knead the dough

    Once you have properly mixed the flour to the remaining ingredients, take it out on a dry floured surface and start kneading until it becomes consistent.

  • 6

    Divide the dough in four pieces

    You can now divide the dough into four different pieces, so that they can be baked easily. Furthermore, roll them according to the size of your baking pan.

  • 7

    Bake for 25 minutes

    After placing them in the baking tray, bake the dough pieces for 25 minutes at 225 degrees Celsius and your rye bread will be ready.

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