Bauernbrot, the German farmer-style bread is a full flavored, crusty and delicious hearty rye bread. Serve it a bit warm, just plain or with some butter and cheese, oh my! Perfect and homemade!
There’s something special about homemade bread. It brings amazing memories, incredible aromas and makes me feel like a superwoman, a homesteader, a pioneer, the ultimate homemaker!
This farmer style bread is very easy to make. Most of the time, the dough will be resting and you will be able to do other things (no babysitting and constant supervision needed for this recipe).
Bauernbrot German Farmer-Style Bread
All the equipment needed to make this bread is a bowl to rest the dough, a wooden spoon and a baking sheet. You can use a baking stone if you have one at home.
You can vary the proportions of rye flour to bread flour to your liking. Even though this bread doesn’t have a super strong rye flavor. If you are not into rye at all, just adjust the proportions. Same thing with the caraway seeds! Feel free to adjust the amount or to take them off the recipe completely. A bit of sunflower seed is a great substitute for the caraway seeds!
You can also make a whole wheat loaf by replacing about 1/2 of the bread flour with whole wheat flour. You will need to add a little more water if you decide to do that.
Recipe adapted from whats4eats