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Oct 7, 2012 08:16 AM

A dark dense black bread

I would like a recipe for a dense dark rye or mixed grain bread ,much like the breads sold in the markets that are brick like ( shape though is not important )

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      1. re: eepi

        this is very good. So is James Beard's black bread, whcih you can google.

      2. Bread Machine Mock Dark Rye Bread

        I wanted some dark rye bread and didin't have any rye flour so I decided to make it using whole wheat flour.

        Here is the resulting recipe. It makes a dark loaf that looks like and tastes like dark rye. Most of the flavor comes from the caraway seeds.
        It is really good for sandwiches and has a crumb like honey wheat bread.


        1 1/4 cups water
        2 Tablespoons molasses or dark corn syrup
        1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
        1 teaspoon salt
        2 cups all-purpose flour
        1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
        2 Tablespoons yellow corn meal
        3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
        1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
        1 Tablespoon caraway seed (or to taste)
        2 1/4 teaspoons (or 1 packet) bread machine or instant yeast


        Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

        Select the BASIC or WHITE BREAD cycle, 1 1/2 pounds and press START.

        Monitor the first few minutes of kneading. If necessary to form a smooth, non-stick dough ball, add more flour or water a tablespoon at a time, as needed.

        Makes one 1 1/2 lb loaf.

        1. If you are looking for the extremely dense chewy kind, Ikea has this mix: