Old World Black Bread

This is a dense, whole wheat dark bread which stands up well to veggie toppings.  A slice of this bread, toasted, is excellent with a  topping of blended cottage cheese, herbs and vegetables.  Avocado Toast is a natural.  It’s also good mixed with a lighter whole wheat dough recipe to make a swirl bread. 

Old World Black Bread
Black Hills Health & Education Center, Hermosa, South Dakota (800) 658 5433
Recipes: Breads and Muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup gluten flour
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups rye flour
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (hard wheat)
  • As needed soft whole wheat flour for kneading
Method
  1. Combine yeast, sweetener and warm water in a bowl to soften.
  2. Stir in molasses.
  3. Combine gluten flour, carob powder, oats, rye flour, and salt, and add to yeast mixture.
  4. Let stand 10 minutes.
  5. Add hard wheat flour and enough soft wheat flour to make a stiff dough.
  6. Knead vigorously for 10 minutes, until dough is moist but not sticky.
  7. Let rise until double in bulk.
  8. Punch down.
  9. Shape into 2 round loaves, and place them on prepared baking sheet.
  10. Let rise 45 minutes.
  11. Bake at 350F for 1 hour or until done.
Notes
Photo © Greatpapa

December 19, 2011 |

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