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German Black Bread

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Ingredients
  White flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Caraway seed 1 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Black strap molasses 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Rye flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
Directions

Combine the first four ingredients.
Heat the next five ingredients until warm (100-120 degrees), stirring to melt the butter.
Add to the first mixture; beat on low speed for 30 seconds.
Scrape the bowl and beat for 3 minutes on high.
Stir in 3 - 3-1/3 cups rye flour to make the dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
Knead until smooth (5 minutes).
Cover and let rest 20 minutes; punch down; divide in half and shape into 2 round loaves and place on grease baking sheet or in two greased 8-inch pie plates.
Brush loaves with cooking oil.
Slash the tops with a sharp knife.
Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size (45-60 minutes).
Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Cool on a rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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