Black Bran Bread

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Total Time
20 mins
35 mins

Outstanding hearty black bread with fabulous crust. This recipe is on the back of Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast. After living in Germany for almost a year I developed a real appreciation for their hearty bread. Now I can make some in my own kitchen. Enjoy!

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  1. Set aside 1 cup all-purpose flour from total amount.
  2. Mix remaining flours, undissolved yeast, wheat bran cereal, caraway seeds, salt and coffee in a large bowl.
  3. In a sauce pot heat water, molasses, vinegar, butter and chocolate until very warm, 120 - 130 degrees F.
  4. Stir liquids into dry ingredients. Mix in enough reserved flour to make a soft dough that does not stick to the bowl.
  5. Turn onto floured surface and knead 5 minutes. Shape into smooth ball; transfer to a greased baking sheet.
  6. Loosely cover dough; let rise 40 minutes, or until almost double in size.
  7. Beat egg white and water; brush on surface of bread.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes.
  9. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.