Soft Rye Sourdough Bread

Delicious Soft Rye Sourdough bread and it is so easy to make if you have an active sourdough starter. My starter is at least 5 years old and I have give it to hundred of people so that they can have the enjoyment of baking healthy bread. I do ask that you cover the cost of shipping the starter or it can be sent along free of charge by ordering a cookbook. The link for the Around the Family Table Cookbook is listed below. rye 1 25

  • 2 cups sourdough starter, the starter I use is fairly thick , it can be a rounded measure
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons dough enhancer OR 1 1/2 tablespoons wheat gluten
  • 1 tablespoon Lethicin
  • 1 2/3 cup rye flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 3-3 ½ cups white wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt

Add starter, water, oil, honey, dough enhancer, Lethicin, rye flour, and cocoa. Mix until well combined. Add remaining flour in 1/2 cup increments until dough begins to pulls away from the sides of the bowl but is still slightly tacky. Let the dough rest 20-30 minutes. Add salt and knead for 8-9 minutes. Place in a greased bowl turning to coat dough with oil. Cover and allow dough to rise 5-6 hours. Divide into two pieces, shaping into round loaves and place on cookie sheets. Cover with greased plastic wrap and allow to rise 2 hours. When dough has fully risen, slash tops and bake at 350 degrees F. for 28-30* minutes. Remove and cool. 2 loaves, 14-15 slices from per loaf. Using this amount of honey and oil will be less than 1/4 teaspoon per slice of bread. You can reduce it to 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of honey but your bread may get stale quicker. The fermenting eats the sugar in the honey. 

Soft Rye Sourdough Single Loaf

  • 1 cup active starter, a rounded measure
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup rye flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black strap mollasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dough enhancer
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, ground
  • 1 – 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Follow instructions as listed above. Makes 1 loaf.


*Bread should have an internal temperature of 200 degrees F. Below are the flours I used.

You can find many more sourdough recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page,  500+ recipes in Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may request a small jar of sourdough starter free with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now.  

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