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Dark & Hearty Rye Bread

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  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (About 110°)
  Salad oil 2 Tablespoon
  Dark molasses 3 Tablespoon
  Unsweetened chocolate 1⁄2 Ounce
  Caraway seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Fennel seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shredded bran cereal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Rye flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)

In a measuring cup, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand until bubbly (about 10 minutes).
Stir in oil and molasses; set aside.
Insert metal blade.
Place chocolate, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, bran cereal, and salt in work bowl.
Process continuously until chocolate is finely chopped; leave in work bowl.
Add rye flour and 1 3/4 cups of the all-purpose flour to work bowl.
With motor running, pour yeast mixture through feed tube in a steady stream, as fast as flour absorbs it.
When dough forms a ball, stop machine.
Dough should be slightly moist.
Process continuously for 45 seconds to knead.
Shape dough into a ball; place in a greased bowl and turn to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (1 to 1 1/2 hours).
Punch down dough and knead briefly on a lightly floured board, then shape into a smooth ball.
Place on a greased baking sheet.
Flatten slightly to make a 6-inch round.
Cover and let rise until loaf is 2 1/2 inches high (about 45 minutes).
Bake in a 375° oven until well browned (about 35 minutes).
Let cool on a rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes

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