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Rye and caraway sandwich loaf

26 April 2018

A simple sandwich loaf recipe made with rye flour and flavoured with caraway seeds.

Rye and caraway sandwich loaf
Rye and caraway sandwich loaf

Cooking time

40-45 minutes


1 loaf


  • 700g Doves Farm Organic White Rye Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 450ml tepid water
  • 3 tbsp oil


1. Oil a 1kg/2lb bread tin.

2. Put the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and caraway seeds into a large bowl and mix them together.

3. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the oil.

4. Using your hands, gather everything together into a doughy mass.

5. Knead the dough in the bowl for 50 presses. It will look and feel a little like putty. Avoid adding flour.

6. Cover the dough bowl with oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place for the dough to double in size, which will take about two hours.

7. Knead the dough for another 20 presses then shape it and put it into an oiled 1kg/2lb bread tin.

8. Loosely cover the tin with the oiled cling film and leave it to rise in a warm place for 35 minutes.

9. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/425°F/Gas 7.

10. Remove the cling film and bake for 40–45 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.

11. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Cooking tip

White rye flour creates a fine, tasty, off-white coloured crumb in this classic marriage of rye and caraway seeds. You can use fennel seeds instead of caraway and also enjoy this loaf without any seeds.

Best sandwich

Cheddar and home-made pickle open sandwiches are a family favourite of Clare and Michael; the Founders of Doves Farm – when made with this good slicing loaf.

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