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Rye Graham Bread

Phyllis sent this recipe by Helen Taeves Jost; it is from the Mennonite Foods and Folkways Cookbook. Sounds delicious. Carl, you should try it.



  1. *If rye graham meal is not available in your area, substitute 4 cups rye meal or coarse rye flour plus 2 cups graham flour plus 1/2 cup All Bran cereal or bran flour. Add enough bread or unbleached flour to make a stiff dough.
  2. In large mixing bowl combine liquids. Sprinkle in yeast and sugar. Stir briskly to dissolve yeast. Add molasses, margarine (or bacon grease, in which case salt may be reduced slightly), salt and caraway seeds. Stir well. Gradually add 3 cups white bread flour and beat 5 minutes with electric mixer. Gradually add rye graham meal or your homemade variation. Turn out onto well-floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Add remaining bread flour until mixture is no longer sticky. (Rye flour is very sticky to work with.) Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top of dough. Cover with plastic wrap and set in warm place until doubled in bulk. Punch down. Divide into 3 equal pieces. Shape into balls and then into ovals about the size of the greased bread pans. Brush with milk and cover with clean kitchen towel. Let rise until doubled in size.
  3. Bake at 375' F. for about 45 minutes or until hollow sounding when tapped. Cool on racks. Makes 3 loaves.