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Black Bread

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Ingredients
For yeast mix
  Sugar 5 Milliliter
  Hot water 300 Milliliter
  Dried yeast 25 Gram
For dough
  Rye flour 350 Gram
  Strong white flour 350 Gram
  Salt 5 Milliliter
  Black treacle 15 Milliliter
  Warm milk 150 Milliliter
  Caraway seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) To make the yeast, add sugar to the water and sprinkle the yeast all over. Stir properly and allow to stand for about 15 minutes till the mixture is frothy.
2) To prepare the dough, into a bowl, sieve the flours and salt.
3) To the milk, add the treacle and slightly warm.
4) Add the caraway seeds to the flour and make a well in the center. Gradually add the milk and treacle and the yeast mix.
5) Mix well to make a firm dough and put it in a board. Knead for about 10 minutes.
6) In a polythene bag which has been greased with ½ teaspoon of vegetable oil, put the dough and keep it in a warm place till the dough has doubled in volume. This usually takes about 60 minutes at room temperature.
7) Knead the dough once again and bring it back to its original volume.
8) Into 2 equal pieces, divide the dough and mould it into 2 long loaves.
9) On a well greased baking sheet, places the loaves and cover with oiled bags. Keep aside for about 40 minutes so that the loaves can rise.
10) Take out the bags and with some milk, brush the loaves.
11) Bake for about 40 minutes till the loaves have browned and when tapped on the base, a hollow sound is made. Allow to cool.
12) To freeze the loaves, wrap them in double thickness of foil or in a polythene bag, seal, label and place in the freezer.

SERVING
13) Thaw the frozen loaves at room temperature for about 4 hours. Serve or use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rye
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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