In the old days they said: "With skill, you can bake bread even from stone." We will not experiment and bake stone bread, but we will bake better rye bread in a bread machine. Moreover, skillfully, it is so easy to do. Especially if you have a bread maker with the "rye bread" function. But even if not, do not despair, because even the simplest bread machine can bake delicious rye bread. To do this, you just have to adhere to the recipe that HozOboz offers today, namely, simple rye bread in a bread machine.
In Russia, rye sour bread has been known for more than ten centuries. The secrets of the production and baking of black bread with the help of kvass were guarded very carefully, passed on to the daughter from the mother. The royal decree "On grain and kalach weight" (published in 1626) mentions twenty-six varieties of rye bread. It was consumed mainly by the poor, and for the rich, white was considered preferable. In our country, the production of our beloved traditional 100% rye bread has been discontinued for two decades. Nowadays, various varieties of gray or molasses-colored bread are called rye bread. The former are made from rye flour and wheat, while the latter are a completely different product, although they contain a high percentage of rye.
According to legend, during the Russo-Turkish war (1736), our troops were almost defeated, as they did not have their usual diet. During the offensive on the land of the Crimean Khanate, carts with rye bread were lost, while wheat bread was baked in the Caucasus at that time. Soldiers who were not accustomed to wheat bread felt a breakdown and illness.
We often have a fashion for everything foreign, but this does not apply to bread. On the contrary, Russian travelers and émigrés constantly complained that there was no usual black bread abroad. Count Sheremetyev even once wrote about this to Pushkin. If it were in our time, the count himself would have been able to bake rye bread in a bread machine without any problems. But Sheremetyev did not have such an opportunity, but, fortunately, we do.
Back in the century before last, scientists actively discussed the benefits of rye bread, having learned that it is very useful for cancer and obesity. However, the benefits of using this product are not only this. Rye flour is characterized by a high concentration of fiber, as well as a low fat content. Black bread contains amino acids, vitamins, does not increase blood sugar, so since ancient times it has been used to combat beriberi. Black bread improves bowel function, increases insulin levels, reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It also removes toxins, regulates the deposition of salts, and is able to prevent anemia.
Rye bread is slightly less caloric than wheat bread. Its biological value is higher than wheat bread, but it is absorbed worse. Therefore, people with stomach ulcers and high acidity do not recommend eating rye bread. Of course, you should not use it every day. But there is a way out - it is bread, consisting of rye and wheat. By the way, it is him - wheat-rye bread in a bread machine - that we will cook today.
So, if you have a bread machine, rye flour bread will be prepared without much hassle. Moreover, now you have a recipe for rye bread for a bread machine from HozOboz. By the way, milk can be replaced with kefir or water in the same amount. KhozOboz believes that kefir is preferable in this case, bread with it will come out a little more dense, but invariably tasty and fragrant.