A Tradition in Family Baking

Marbled Rye Bread

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Marbled Rye Bread
Roll together a dark rye and a light rye dough for a marbled rye bread - unique, beautiful and delicious.

THIS RECIPE MAKES 2 LOAVES
Yield: 24 Slices
Ingredients
Light Rye Dough
  • 1+1/4 cups Water
  • 4+1/2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cups Bread Flour
  • 1+1/3 cups Medium rye flour
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 1+1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Caraway seeds
  • 2+1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast

Dark Rye Dough
  • 1+1/4 cups Water
  • 4+1/2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cups Bread Flour
  • 1+1/3 cups Medium rye flour
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 1+1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 TBSP Cocoa
  • 2 tsp Caraway seeds
  • 2+1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
Instructions
  1. This recipe is featured at Food Wanderings.

BREAD MACHINE METHOD

  1. Place room temperature ingredients for light rye dough in bread pan in the order listed. Select Dough cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. When kneading is complete (do not let dough rise in machine), remove dough from pan. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

  2. Place room temperature ingredients for dark rye dough in bread pan in the order listed. Select Dough cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. When cycle is complete, remove dough from pan.

  3. Both doughs will be risen enough to continue with the Shaping, Rising and Baking directions. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.

TRADITIONAL METHOD

  1. For the light rye dough, combine yeast, 1 cup bread flour, salt, sugar and caraway seeds; mix well. Heat water and oil to 120° to 130°F; add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in rye flour and enough of the remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Knead on lightly floured surface 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

  2. Repeat the process to make the dark rye dough, adding the cocoa to the flour mixture.

SHAPING, RISING AND BAKING

  1. On lightly floured surface, divide each light and dark dough in half. Roll or pat each half to a 14 x 7-inch rectangle. For a dark crust, place a light rye piece on top of a dark rye. For a light crust, place a dark rye piece on top of a light rye. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Working from the center of the loaf to the ends, gently roll the loaf back and forth to form a baguette shape approximately 14 inches long. Place on a greased baking pan. Repeat for second loaf. Cover loaves; let rise until indentation remains when lightly touched. Bake in a 375°F preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Bread is thoroughly baked when its internal temperature tests 190°F. Remove from pan; cool on rack.

  2. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast in place of Active Dry yeast. When using Instant yeast, expect your dough to rise faster. Always let your dough rise until ripe. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Slice Calories: 150 Total Fat: 0g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 28g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 290mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 150

 

4 Comments
  1. Easy to follow recipe. Had fun making the two different color doughs swirl. One issue that I wanted to share. When stretching the dough to 14″ x 7″ size, do not over flour the two doughs. Since you cut the recipe in half to make two loaves, you get two tries to get it right. First time we used to much flour and the two colors didnt stick together when forming the baguette. Well the second time I made the two a little sticky by using less flour. Now the seams held together nicely and the ends did as well. About time to put them in the oven, so TTFN.

  2. This recipe was easy to follow and soooooo good!! Will be great with turkey pastrami tomorrow. I followed the directions exactly except for adding a 1/4 tsp of rye bread flavor enhancer to the light rye. Gave it the bit of dill flavor that I like. It is beautiful to cut and impressive to serve…I’ll be adding this to my regular rotation of great breads to bake!

  3. I made this bread yesterday and it turned out amazing! Thank you for sharing, my husband and my kids loved it and this morning everybody wanted “mommy’s twirly bread” ! So easy and beautiful, thank you!!

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