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Rye Bread
9 votes


Easy to make alternative to wheat bread; time consuming but very tasty.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1 kilogram rye flour
  • 20 grams fresh yeast
  • 800 milliliters tepid water
  • 20 grams sea salt
How to make it:
  1. Dissolve the yeast in a little of the tepid water.
  2. Mix the salt with the rye flour, then make a well and mix in the dissolved yeast.
  3. Make a well in the rye flour and add the dissolved yeast and the remainder of the tepid water into this.
  4. Knead together for about 20 minutes until smooth then leave to rise for 2 hours in a warm place.
  5. Knead the dough lightly then make a round loaf and leave it to rise with the folded side rather than the smooth side facing up.
  6. After 30 minutes flatten the dough once more then turn it and leave it to rise for a further 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  8. Place a small container of water in the bottom of your oven and bake the loaf for 25 minutes.
  9. Turn the oven down to 180 degrees C and bake for 10 more minutes.
  10. When ready the bread will make a dry hollow sound as you tap it with your knuckles.
  11. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Yeast (Bakers)  N N N N N N N N
Rye/100% Rye Bread1 ,2 ,3 B B B B A A N N
Sea Salt4 N N N N N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This is a low lectin recipe.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 23, 2007 at 03:32 PM By: Drea