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Dark Rye Bread

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  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Boiling water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 3⁄4 Ounce (3 Packages)
  Warm water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (110 Degree F)
  Cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Caraway seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Solid shortening/Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs), unsifted
  Dark rye flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), unsifted
  Cornmeal 2 Tablespoon

1 In a heavy 10-inch skillet put the sugar and cook over medium-high heat until sugar is melted,stirring constantly with a fork.
2 Continue cooking until the sugar is very dark about 2-3 minutes.Add boiling water and cook further stirring continuously until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

3 In a large bowl of an electric mixer add yeast with warm water and let it soften for 5 minutes. Add the cooled caramel liquid,cocoa,salt,caraway seeds,melted shortening,and 2 cups of all purpose flour.Beat until smooth.
4 Add the rye flour and beat at medium speed for 4 minutes.Using a heavy duty mixer or working by hand add 1 more cup all-purpose flour.
5 Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the remaining flour on a board; turn out the dough, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.
6 Knead the dough until elastic, about 10 minutes, adding only enough flour to prevent sticking.
7 Place the dough in a greased bowl, turn over to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
8 Punch down, turn the dough over in the bowl, cover, and let rise again until doubled, about 1 more hour.
9 Prepare a large baking sheet sprinkled evenly with the cornmeal.
10 Punch dough down and divide in half.Shape each half into a round ball, flatten slightly, and place on the baking sheet 3-4 inches apart from one another.

11 Cover and let the dough rise until doubled, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
12 Bake at 375°F in an oven for 35 minutes, or until bread sounds hollow when tapped.

13 Used as required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3528 Calories from Fat 484

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.5%

Saturated Fat 14.3 g71.6%

Trans Fat 3.9 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3960.3 mg165%

Total Carbohydrates 700 g233.4%

Dietary Fiber 110.8 g443.2%

Sugars 105.3 g

Protein 111 g222.7%

Vitamin A 2.8% Vitamin C 10.6%

Calcium 53.9% Iron 308.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Dark Rye Bread Recipe