It has taken me a little while to get this ready. I had the recipe, but no pictures… so I borrowed one….but not the Rye bread. If you try it, let me know what you think!
Light Rye Bread
3/4 cup demarera sugar
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup shortening
3 Tablespoons dark molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Quart boiling water (or potato water)
2 packages yeast, dissolved in 1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 cups light rye flour
8 cups white flour (approx.)
Add sugar, honey shortening, molasses and salt to water. When lukewarm, add yeast softened in warm water.
Add rye flour and beat. Add white flour to knead. Knead well. Let rise. Shape into 4 loaves. Cut tops with a few gashes of the knife, brush with butter or glaze. Let rise until light.
Bake 400 degrees F 15 minutes. Reduce to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes longer.