Deli-Style Rye Bread

Bring the smells of a bakery to your own home with this deli-style rye bread recipe, made with Post Bran Flakes cereal for an added crunch.

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Serves 32
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33 mins
prep time
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3 hrs 23 mins
total time


Deli-Style Rye Bread

Serves: 32
Prep Time: 33 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 23 mins


  • 3 cups rye flour divided
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 cups Post® Bran Flakes cereal
  • 2 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seed
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 ¼ cups water divided
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch


  • Mix 1 cup of the rye flour, 2 cups of the all-purpose flour, Bran Flakes cereal, active dry yeast, caraway seed, salt and onion powder in large bowl.
  • Place 2 cups of the water, the vinegar, molasses, butter and chocolate in saucepan. Cook on low heat until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Add chocolate to flour mixture. Beat with electric mixer on low speed just until blended. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Add remaining 2 cups rye flour and ¾ cup all-purpose flour; stir until mixture forms a stiff dough.
  • Place dough on lightly floured board; knead 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl; cover with clean towel. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until doubled in volume. Punch down dough; divide in half. Shape each half into ball. Place 1 ball in each of 2 greased 8-inch round baking pans or on 1 large greased baking sheet. Cover with clean towel; let rise 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Meanwhile, blend cornstarch with remaining ¼ cup water in small saucepan. Bring just to boil; brush over tops of loaves. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until glossy. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Cut each loaf into 16 slices to serve. Makes 2 loaves, 16 servings each.

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