How to make it

  • In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in one cup of warm water to proof. In a
  • large mixing bowl, sift white flour and rye flour together until well combined.
  • Place remaining warm water, molasses, shortening, salt, and cocoa powder in separate bowl and mix well. Add yeast mixture and 4 cups of the mixed flours. Mix until a sponge-like dough forms. Add remaining flour and mix until all flour is very well incorporated into the dough.
  • Turn out the dough onto a well-floured surface and hand knead until the dough is smooth and silky, about 10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl and turn, then cover with a clean towel and leave to rise until doubled in bulk, usually at least an hour.
  • Punch dough down and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Divide dough into loaves and place in greased loaf pans, cover, and let rise while oven heats to 350-F degrees.
  • Bake loaves in the center of oven until done, about 35 minutes. Remove from pans and rub tops of loaves with butter (optional).

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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    Have to make this, can't buy a good rye bread down here, thanks for the post,injoy the week-end....
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