Marbled rye bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Marbled Rye Bread

Easy homemade marbled rye bread.
Prep Time3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 plus

Ingredients

Light rye dough:

  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 C bread flour
  • 1/2 C light rye flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Dark rye dough:

  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 C bread flour
  • 1/2 C light rye flour
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp molasses

Additional ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions

  • To prepare the light rye dough, heat water to 115°F, dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Allow to proof for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine bread flour, rye flour and salt in a large bowl or stand mixer. Mix in yeast mixture, along with molasses and vegetable oil. Continue mixing, increasing speed, until dough comes together. Knead by hand if necessary to form a smooth ball. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size or roughly 90 minutes. 
  • Repeat step 1 to create the dark rye dough. Add sifted cocoa powder in with flours and salt, continue mixing as described above. Cover and rise 90 minutes. 
  • Roll each dough into an 8x20-inch rectangle. Layer one ontop of the other and tightly roll, pinching the ends and seams together. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice through the dough, end to end. Twist the two sections together. Transfer to a lightly creased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Lightly cover with a clean towel and allow to rise for 1-2 hours or doubled in size. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Mix together egg and water. Brush over top of loaf. 
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until center reaches 190°F. 
  • Cool in pan until easy to handle. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Notes

Recipe yields 1: 9x5-inch loaf.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel