Monday, January 30, 2012


2 pkgs active dry yeast
2 cups warm (105-115 degrees) water, divided
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp molasses
2 cups rye flour
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening, melted
2 tsp salt

Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup of the warm water; let stand 5 minutes.  Combine the remaining 1 cup of water, sugar, and molasses in a large bowl then add the yeast mixture, mixing well.  Add the rye flour, mixing well.  Gradually add the all-purpose flour.  Add shortening and salt, mixing well.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface nd knead until smooth and elastic.  Place the dough in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease the top.  Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, until doubled in bulk.  This should take about an hour.

Punch the dough down and divide in half; shape each half into a loaf.  Place in two well-greased loaf pans.  Cover loosely and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free area for 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.  Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until the loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped.  Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.


Gretel said...

Hi, Grandma!

I stubled up on youre blog while looking for vintage recipes, and I realy love it. I am a woman age 51 living outside Oslo, Norway. I love to cook and have a blog of my own mainly with lowcarb recipes. I find that kind of food has cured my husbands diabetes.
I have found lots of inspiration here, and lots of new exiting recipes to try out.

Greetings from Gretel/nannah in Norway

Grandma aka Linda Wilson said...

Thanks Gretel for the note. What is the name of your blog. Being a diabetic myself, I could probably use of your recipes.

Gretel said...

My blogg is in Norwegian :( But I will give you a link even so

Grandma aka Linda Wilson said...

Everything looks so good! And I love the Hansel and Gretel pictures. I will leave your link on here as I have a lot of visitors from Europe. I am surprised but about 20% to 25% of my visitors are from Europe.

Gretel said...

Thank you! :)

If there's any recipes you would like to try out, please let me know and I will try to translate them for you!