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Rye Wholemeal and White 50-50 Bread Machine Loaf

Makes 1 loaf

This lighter style of rye bread is a ‘half and half’ loaf, made with wholemeal rye flour and strong white bread flour. Half and Half loaves are a great way to bake with artisan flours making loaves such as Emmer and White 50-50 Bread Machine Loaf or Einkorn and White Flour 50-50 Bread Machine Loaf.

Free from Egg, Soya, Dairy, Nuts
Vegetarian, Vegan


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  1. Put the ingredients into the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the machine manufacturer.
  2. Close the lid and turn the machine to the basic rapid bread setting.
  3. Select your preferred crust option if available on the machine.
  4. Check the pan is locked into position and start the machine.
  5. Remove the bread pan from the machine as soon as it has finished baking.
  6. Tip the bread out of the pan and remove the mixer paddle from the bottom of the loaf.
  7. Cool the bread on a wire rack.


Bread machine with large bread pan
I was a bit hesitant about this recipe because it specifies using the Rapid setting on the machine, which I don't normally use. Generally, I think bread should be made quite slowly. However, I decided to give it a go because I specifically wanted a rye/white combo bread. The loaf has turned out very well. It's really tasty, quite light and certainly on this first day, ideal for sandwiches. It's too early to tell if it will keep like that, or if it will need to be toast going forward, but as I probably eat toast more of the time, that's not a concern. I'm delighted.
By Alison K
15 Dec 2021
I didn't follow this recipe exactly, because I couldn't find some of the ingredients--still, it was excellent. I'm from New Jersey originally, but have lived in London for several years. This recipe produced one of the best breads I've had in this country. I did add four tablespoons of caraway seeds and one tablespoon of vital wheat gluten flour, and it was almost like bread from one of my favourite New York delicatessens. Thank you!
By Heidi
18 Nov 2021
I made this to use some wholemeal rye flour that came in my organic flour boxes. I used the number 2 setting on my bread machine as suggested (mine is a Panasonic machine where setting 2 = rapid white loaf). I was very impressed with the loaf. I wasn't too keen on the flavour until I toasted it - however I love it toasted! Another bonus is that it is very easy to slice due to its denser nature. I will be making a lot more of this bread.
By Clare
22 May 2020
I made this bread yesterday. It turned out perfectly. It has a nice crust and soft centre which has remained soft for day two.
By Stuart
28 Oct 2017

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