Recipe for Easy Rye Bread


To make 2 x 500g loaves you will need




500g organic rye flour

200g strong white flour

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 level teaspoons bread soda (bicarbonate of soda)

1 egg

350mls buttermilk

300ml water




Pre heat oven to Gas mark 7, 220oc (428oF)

Grease 2 x 500g loaf tins

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Beat the egg into the water and buttermilk and add to the dry ingredients to make a dropping consistency. Divide the mixture evenly between the two tins and leave to stand for 30 minutes.

Place on the middle/high shelf of the pre heated oven and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. After a few minutes, turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

This recipe makes a lovely light rye loaf which will keep for 2 – 3 days.

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