Holiday Season Dinner Menu: Sweet and Sour Rye Bread

Sweet and sour rye bread was one of the two breads we had with our holiday season dinner menu.

It is such a delicious recipe for a home-made bread and perfect for the holiday season! I think it is really great for any occasion since it is very tasty and it works great with appetizers or just like that with some salted butter! The bread is super easy to make and doesn’t require any kneading what so ever. You cannot fail in making this bread!

Sweet and Sour Rye Bread

This recipe makes 2 loafs:

1 liter Butter Milk

75 g Yeast

3 dl Dark Syrup

3 dl Beer Malts

3 dl Rye Flour

3 dl Wheat Germ

1 tbsp Salt

10 dl All purpose Flour

0,5 dl Dark Syrup+ 1,5 dl Water (for spreading it on top of the loafs during baking)

Butter for the loaf pans

Sweet and Sour Rye Bread

Sweet and Sour Rye Bread

1. Warm up the butter milk. Add the yeast and mix.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

3. Let the dough rise for 1,5 hours.

4. Pre-heat the oven to 175 °C/ 345 ° F. Spread butter on the loaf pans and divide the dough into two separate pans.

5. Bake the breads on the lowest level in the oven for 1,5 hours. Spoon some syrup water on the loafs and bake another 30 minutes.

6. Take the loafs out of the pans on an oven grid and let rest and cool down under a cotton cloth.

Enjoy with salted butter! 🙂

Chef’s note: This bread stores very well. In order to make sure that it stays fresh keep it in the fridge. I like to also sometimes slice it ready into very thin slices and then freeze the slices for later use. This way you can take out one slice whenever needed, pop it in the toaster and it tastes like freshly baked!