Marble Rye

Eye catching, delicious and good enough to steal from old ladies on the street Marble Rye  is one of those breads that is just simply irresistible. 

Marble Rye Today we’re taking a break from all the Christmas celebrations to discuss an odd group of friends, a strange pole and a ‘show about nothing.’ And by now, all you Seinfeld fans are smiling. It’s been 15 years since the TV series left the air but it’s still very much around in syndication, popular culture and a little made-up holiday called Festivus. Celebrated with a bare pole and an airing of grievances, it’s a time to come together and say “I got a lot of problems with you people!” It’s all in good fun, of course, and in its 9 seasons, quite a lot of delicious food came up on the show. So some of my blogger friends and I decided to cook the foods best associated with the Seinfeld years and give away some great holiday gifts.

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It might be December and holiday cheer is floating around but you know what, I’m a little annoyed with the guy who insists on smoking his cigarette right next to me online while I order breakfast at the cart on the corner.  I mean come on, beside it being a nasty habit, there is food being served here.  Speaking of smokers, you see that sign outside my office building? It says to stand 15 feet away when smoking, not 2, not 5, not right next to the door –  FIFTEEN FEET. I do not need to breath the air of twenty chain smokers attempting to stay warm or dry by huddling near the door when I walk into work, ‘mkay. 

If you can’t tell, I have some grievances with smokers, a lot has to do with the smoke flaring up the my allergies and also it’s gross.  

You know what else I have a problem with?

  • Bicyclers that don’t observe traffic laws.  Red means stop people. 
  • People that crowd sidewalk corners, I’m trying to make the light in the opposite direction you are standing. 
  • People that stop in the middle of the sidewalk, I’m trying to get somewhere. Thanks. 
  • Dancers on the subway. I would like to not get kicked in the face on my commute home. 
  • Men who take up too much room on the subway. Thank you tumblr.
  • Teachers who decided it’s a good idea to start field trips during rush hour. I’d like my morning train naps to not be interrupted by screaming children.  

Oh geez, I’m sounding like a grump don’t I? A little too George Constanza-ish for you? You’d almost think I’d go ahead and take back a loaf of marble rye if someone forgot to serve it at dinner.  I mean, look at this thing. I’d keep it for myself. 

Marble Rye

I have a fondness for marble rye, I don’t know if it’s the pairing of my two favorite types of bread into one, or the fact that it makes the most perfect toast.  Either way, marble rye is the way to go when choosing a loaf.  Toasted and slathered with butter or sandwiched between some corned beef, swiss cheese and sauerkraut.  mmmm. . .I’m hungry now.  

Surprisingly, it only looks hard to make.  While searching around for what recipe to use I came across Girl Versus Dough’s Braided Rye Bread. She adapted her recipe from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread (affiliate link) and it was almost spot on for what I was looking to do.  A few changes here and there and viola, my bread was born. 

marble rye dough Marble Rye Now make sure you keep on reading after the recipe. You may need to prove your feats of strength or perhaps you just have to check out the rest of the Festivus recipes and enter our giveaway!  Remember Festivus is for the rest of us!

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Marble Rye
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Ingredients
For the rye dough:
  • 1½ cups medium rye flour
  • 3 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1¾ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1½ tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1¼ cups plus 3 tablespoons water, room temperature
For the pumpernickel dough:
  • 1½ cups pumpernickel flour
  • 3 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1¾ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1½ tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon powdered caramel color
  • 1¼ cups plus 3-4 tablespoons water, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 tablespoon water combined for egg wash
Instructions
To make the rye dough:
  1. In a large bowl or using your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine the rye flour, bread flour, salt, instant yeast, vegetable oil and caraway seeds.
  2. On medium speed stir the flour and start to pour in the water. The dough will combine together into a ball, if it seems a little dry add another tablespoon of water. Mix 1-2 minutes and then turn out onto a floured work surface to knead for another minute or two until the dough is smooth and elastic but not sticky.
  3. Shape into a ball and place in an oiled mixing bowl covered with plastic wrap.
  4. If not using a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients in your large bowl and knead by hand for 4-5 minutes.
To make the pumpernickel dough:
  1. In a large bowl or using your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine the pumpernickel flour, bread flour, salt, instant yeast, vegetable oil, caramel color and caraway seeds.
  2. On medium speed stir the flour and start to pour in the water. The dough will combine together into a ball, if it seems a little dry add another tablespoon of water. Mix 1-2 minutes and then turn out onto a floured work surface to knead for another minute or two until the dough is smooth and elastic but not sticky.
  3. Shape into a ball and place in an oiled mixing bowl covered with plastic wrap.
  4. If not using a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients in your large bowl and knead by hand for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Let both doughs rise in a warm, draft free area for an hour and thirty minutes.
  6. Once the doughs have doubled in size, punch them down and divide in quarters.
  7. Take one quarter of the rye or pumpernickel dough (whichever dough you want to show on the outside) and pat out in a rectangle on a floured surface about 8X4 inches.
  8. The dough is a tender dough and may tear apart, that’s okay, just pinch it together.
  9. Repeat with this process 3 more times, alternating with rye and pumpernickel dough.
  10. Roll the dough from the long side, twist, fold in half and then twist together again to form your swirls.
  11. Place in a greased 9X5 inch loaf pan.
  12. Repeat with remaining dough to make a second loaf.
  13. Cover both loaf pans with plastic wrap and let sit to rise in a warm draft free place for one hour.
  14. The breads are ready to be baked when the dough has risen above the lip of the pans.
  15. Brush the tops with an egg wash and heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  16. Bake for 45 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. The breads are finished when the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  17. Let cool completely in the pans on a wire rack before removing.
  18. This bread freezes well and can be defrosted on your counter. Store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

 

Marble Rye And now I present the rest of the Festivus recipes and our amazing giveaway! festivus collage

The Festivus giveaway includes 1 (one)- Seinfeld Complete Season DVD Box Set. 2 (two) 1.5 lb live lobsters from Lobster.com (These will be shipped overnight coordinated with the winner) 1 (one) – 10 piece Kenmore nonstick cookware set. 1 (one) – King Arthur Flour Baking Set. 1 (one) – Wilton Bake Pan Set. 1 (one) – OXO Salad Kit. 1 (one) – OXO Baking Set. 1 (one) – Soup Maker Cookbook and  1 (one) – Pie Making Cookbook Set.

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Winners will be picked by random draw and the giveaway is open to U.S. residents. 

How to Enter:

  1. Leave a comment with your grievance
  2. Many more ways to enter in the rafflecopter widget. 

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Disclaimer: Prizes were sponsored by King Arthur Flour, OXO, Lobster.com, Wilton plus members of the Festivus blog group.  

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32 Comments

  1. I wish I could have a few slices for my breakfast this morning! Your marble rye looks amazing, Susan. And I’ve always wondered about the technique for making it…thanks for the excellent explanation :)
    Liz recently posted..Challah PretzelsMy Profile

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  2. It would be a dream to make a turkey reuben sandwich with this bread. I’ve still haven’t tackled a marble rye and need to put it up on the list for 2014.
    Renee recently posted..Short Ribs with Pasta for #SundaySupperMy Profile

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  3. people on cell phones walking like zombies.

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  4. people that come to visit and can’t stay off their phones or Ipods to look and talk to you, for texting or looking at their screens

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    • Thank you Stephanie and my pleasure for the shout out, I was thrilled to come across your post, it was exactly what I was looking for!

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  5. I say a giant: UGHHH YES! to all your grievances, because, omg those people suck.

    I’ve never really watched Seinfeld-I KNOW, I KNOW! I’m a bad person. I’m a new grievance probs.

    I love this marble rye ESPECIALLY because I just ate a grilled cheese on marble rye bread a few days ago and it was gooooooood
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..Puff Pastry Chocolate CroissantsMy Profile

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    • Marble Rye is the shiz and I know you know how I feel about all these people!

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  6. First I must ask you about the dancers on the subway……..really? Are there not rules about being seated and hanging on for dear life?? Of course I’ve never been on one except in an airport and that’s not really a subway. More than that – Marble Rye is one of my favorite breads! I have always purchased it at a deli in downtown OKC but now I can make it!

    Also, thank you so much for doing hard work on this project – I have enjoyed every minute of it!

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    • No rules, well there are subway etiquette rules but people don’t really follow them.

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  7. When my kids spill something and grab 10 towels from the drawer and lay it on top of the liquid. I have to find it like this because they don’t tell me they do it.

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  8. looking at that beautiful bread and not being able to eat it right now!

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  9. My grievance is that I’m new to your blog and have been missing out, but no more….subscribing right now! Thanks! This bread looks fabulous!

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    • Thanks Kiki! Welcome and happy to have you here.

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  10. Wow.. I normally am not all that fond of marble rye but that looks good enough.. I’d swipe the loaf in a heartbeat!

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  11. Omg the smoking thing drives me bs crazy. I used to have to walk around them, at the hospital, while my dad was there, dying of lung cancer. Can you imagine? I hate when they do it near the entrance to stores, notorious at Walmart here. I hate it.

    People dance on the subway? I’d be ninja chopping them. Or a good throat punch.

    Okay so I seriously love this bread woman. I need to try this. I have a feeling mine won’t be as pretty. I love rye bread.

    Happy Festivus…for the rest of us. My grievance is drive thru workers who are too busy talking to their coworkers to fill the order correctly. It was storming yesterday so I figured it would be better for me to stay in the car, well, the gal handed us our drinks with no straws but told us the food would be awhile. I’m like duh, so I banged on the glass politely, nothing. Again, nothing. So she finally hands us our order and I still had to ask for straws. We pull away and the kids realize there are no sides in the bag, so I drive back around and she hands us the bag. With straws in it. Seriously, man, it’s not rocket science.

    Also people in Costco. Like everyone. They walk in there and they must have a magical device in the doorway that shuts off people’s brains. The level of ridiculous behaviour in there slays me. Stop anywhere, talk to your friends and block aisles, scream into your cell phone. I have a love/hate relationship with Costco. I love the store, but I hate everyone who walks in there.
    Kim Beaulieu recently posted..Calzones #Festivus Celebration and #GiveawayMy Profile

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    • Yes people dance on the subway, it’s kids doing hip hop moves and swinging around on the poles. There are no rules against it, they are doing it for money (although the panhandling is illegal) and sadly people give it to them. Some of the kids do have talent, just wish they’d take that talent someplace that wasn’t so close to my face.

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  12. First, that marble rye is lovely! I’ve made pumpernickel many times, and rye many times, but have never made a marbled loaf. You’ve inspired me!

    Now then. Among many things that I find irksome as I grow into my curmudgeonly ways is when there is a whole bank of lockers free at the health club and someone takes the one right next to mine anyway. Humbug.

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    • Happy to have inspired you Tracy! When I belonged to a gym (I take group classes now, no locker rooms) it also drove me crazy when people did that!

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  13. This bread looks absolutely beautiful! Where can I buy pumpernickel flour and dry caramel color?

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    • I ordered most of my ingredients directly from King Arthur Flour and I should actually correct my ingredients, because it should be listed as powdered caramel color. Sorry!

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  14. Girl, you are making me want a corned beef sandwich on marble rye with mustard… and a pickle. I love that you made bread because I’ve been dabbling more into bread lately and you made this one seem approachable, which is much appreciated. It’s seriously gorgeous! I’m so glad to be a part of this post with you & the gals. We pulled off some serious culinary feats of strength with this one!
    kelly @ kellybakes recently posted..Festivus Mulligatawny SoupMy Profile

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  15. Cyclists that don’t follow traffic laws is a GIANT pet peeve of mine. Especially since I travel mostly on windy little (heavily-trafficked) county roads with no shoulder and poor visibility. A group blasted through a red light while I was coming home one night and nearly gave me a heart attack. Luckily I’d seen them and anticipated that they’d be a-holes, or they’d be dead.

    But I came by to tell you that this bread is so GAWGEOUS, Susan! I think you need to give me lessons on how to make such pretty things.
    Kim@Treats & Trinkets recently posted..Gifts from the Kitchen Round UpMy Profile

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  16. The whole smoking thing drives me CRAZY!!

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  17. My big grievance is people starting Christmas in July. What about lets be Thankful in November for the many blessing that we have. Christmas should be everyday for those of us who are Christians. We need to celebrate Christ’s birth EVERY DAY of the YEAR.

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  18. tired of all the holidays already – was in the store tonight and they already had Valentines day, St. Patricks day and Easter stuff on the shelves … enough is enough already!

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  19. People going 55 in a 65 zone–I got places to be peeps!!

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