Recipe from Bob’s Red Mill. Total time: 3.5 hours. Makes 1 loaf.
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1.5 cups dark rye flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 2 tbsp caraway seeds
- ½ cup warm water (110-115°F)
- 1 cup milk, room temperature
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup finely chopped red onion
Mix dark rye flour and ½ cup white flour in a bowl. Add sugar, salt, yeast and caraway seeds. Pour in the milk, hot water and oil, and mix to a batter. Add the chopped onion. Start adding the remaining white flour ½ cup at a time. Take out the dough on your working bench and knead it for 8-10 minutes.
Place the dough in a floured bowl, cover with a towel and let rise until it has doubled in size, about 1.5 hours. Take out the dough on a floured surface and roll it to a rectangular shape, 8×18”. Roll it up to a cylinder and place in a greased loaf pan. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise another hour, until it has doubled in size. Brush some water on top and sprinkle poppy seeds over the loaf.
Bake at 375°F for about 45 minutes, until the inner temperature of the bread is 207°F, and it sounds hollow when you knock on a bottom. Take the loaf out of the pan and let cool on a rack.
Light, fluffy inside.
Thick, lovely crust.
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