Swiss Milwaukee Rye Bread


Group 1

200g        Rye Flour

7g              Yeast

370g          Water

20g            Caraway Seeds

Group 2

200g           Kibble Rye

100g           Sultana

200g           Water

Group 3

20g              Yeast

100g            Rye Flour

90g               Molasses/ treacle

15g                Salt

1                     Egg

1tsp               Crushed Walnuts

750g              Flour

45g                 Butter



  1. Combine group 1 ingredients, mix well to form a very liquid dough. Cover with wrap and leave for a minimum of 6 hours or up to 3 days. In a bucket add kibble rye grain and sultanas, coat with water and lightly mix so all grain is separated, cover and leave for at-least 6 hours.
  2. once sponge has sat for 6 hours combine with water/kibble mixture and yeast of group 3 and mix well.
  3. Add rest of Group 3 Ingredients excl. Butter and mix till a dough forms, add butter. adjust dough consistency with water if required.
  4. mix till dough forms, will be slightly sticky due to rye flour but continue to mix till it clears the sides of the bowl. place on floured bench and knead until smooth.
  5. place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and ferment for 1 hour, knock back and let rest for a further 10 mins.
  6. Divide into 2-3 loaves and mold to desired shape, place on trays, cover and prove to doubled in size.
  7. decorate top with slashes and/or desired seeds/flour. bake in oven for 30 mins at 190 degrees, open damper valve and bake for a further 5-10 mins.

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