Is there such a thing as a nutritious bread? When we’re talking about supermarket breads, not really; but when we’re talking about homemade breads – absolutely!
Homemade breads are healthier, taste better and can be really cheap to make. On top of that, you can find really easy-to-make recipes so even time doesn’t have to be an issue.
Homemade vs. Industrial Breads
Let’s make something clear: industrial breads are made for profit, not for health. They’re made out of low-quality grains, excessive amounts of yeast, preservatives and added flavors.
In contrast, homemade breads, that are made out a handful of high-quality staples, can be highly nutritious, healthy and delicious. On top of that, homemade breads come hand in hand with beautiful aromas – indeed, these mouth-watering aromas are a part of the experience!
Here’s a really simple recipe that includes high-quality rye, some water, olive oil, a bit of yeast, salt and spices.
Homemade Rye Bread
For this easy-to-make homemade rye bread you need only a few ingredients. No kneading necessary!
- 300 g of white rye flour
- 250 -300 ml of cold water
- 5-7 g of fresh yeast
- 5-6 g of salt
- A bit of olive oil or butter
- Spices (optional)
Put your rye flour in a bowl and add the yeast, water and salt, and start mixing the ingredients together. Make sure you stir really well so that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. The goal is to make a soft and sticky dough (in which you can easily press your fingers), so adjust your water.
Once mixed, wet your hands and pick up the dough out of the bowl. Shape it into a little block or brick and place it into a greased baking tin. Then, cover it with a damp towel and leave it for about two hours (the bread should rise visibly). You can then add some more olive oil or butter on top and spice it with the seeds of your choice.
Bake the bread in a preheated oven (200 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.