Rye, Beer & Oats bread



  • 125ml warm water
  • 250ml beer
  • 350gm rye flour
  • 200gm white bread flower
  • 10ml salt
  • 50ml molasses
  • 1 packet dried yeast


  • 150ml beer
  • 100gm rye flour
  • pinch of sugar
  • Handful of oats



  • Pour warm water and beer into your mixing bowl.
  • Add the salt and the molasses.
  • Mix the flours and start adding to the water.
  • Half way through cover mixture well with flour.
  • Now sprinkle yeast over. Sprinkle flour over the yeast and mix.
  • Knead on a lightly floured work top until smooth.
  • Oil and put back into bowl to rise.
  • When doubled in size, mix the first 3 ingredients of The Beer Batter Topping.
  • Tip the dough onto a floured surface and shape into a ball. Spread the ale paste over the loaf and sprinkle over the oats.
  • Place onto a baking tray lined with parchment. Leave to prove.
  • Preheat the oven to 220C and bake for 25 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200C and bake for a further 10 minutes. The loaf will be golden-brown.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack.


There is an impressive number of health benefits that come with rye consumption which makes a pretty good argument for adding it to your diet!

The health benefits commonly attributed to adding rye to your diet are the result of the nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds that can be found in it.