Dark Rye No-Knead Bread Loaf Recipe

Dark Rye No-Knead Bread

This recipe will make a large sized sandwich loaf that is as great tasting and a great change from the regular sandwich bread that we commonly eat. The crust is soft like a sandwich bread, not as crisp as traditional no-knead bread. It is so easy to make and with little time invested (unless you count the 12+ hours of rising). I believe anyone could make this no-knead dark rye bread with great results, even without a kitchen mixer or any other special equipment. I did use my WonderMill grain mill to make the rye flour but you can buy rye flour at some stores.

Dark Rye Sandwich Loaf No-Knead Bread Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups Rye flour (preferably fresh ground for better taste)
    wondermill grain mill
    WonderMill Grain Mill
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups water


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients (wheat flour, white flour, caraway seeds, cocoa, yeast, salt) in the large bowl and stir with spoon for about 15 seconds.
  2. Combine water and molasses in a separate bowl and stir till molasses is dissolved into the water.
  3. Add water molasses mix to the dry ingredients bowl and stir for about 3 minutes until the flour is mostly stuck to the dough (it won’t look that good but that doesn’t matter).
  4. Cover the top of the bowl loosely with plastic wrap.
  5. Let sit on counter top for about 12 to 18 hours (I ussually do this for about 13 hours), the dough will look all bubbly on the top.
  6. Generously sprinkle flour the top of your clean counter top or a cutting board (don’t worry about using too much flour, it won’t hurt it).
  7. Slowly pour the dough from the bowl on to the floured surface, using the silicone spatula to help it peal off the sides of the bowl.
  8. Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough and rub your hands together with flour.
  9. With you hands, gently stretch the dough out to a rectangle shape.
  10. Roll up the dough from one end to the other.
  11. Dark Rye No-Knead doughPlace the dough into a lightly greased bread pan (seem side down).
  12. Let dough rise till it is a bit above the top of the bread pan (about double in size or 1.5 to 2 hours).
  13. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  14. Place bread in the oven for 40 minutes to 45 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and let it cool on a cooling rack or your counter top.

Dark Rye No-Knead Bread sliced

Note: Rye flour and rye grains are not always available in the grocery stores, you may have to find a specialty kitchen store, organic store, or buy it online.

Dark rye bread is one of my favorite breads and I can eat a whole loaf my self, I think it is that good. It took me a while to get this recipe to work well with a no-knead bread method but it turned out awesome. I hope you enjoy it!

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