European Black Bread (Bread Machine)

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

Uses oat bran and rye flour.

Top Review by Busters friend

Awesome bread! Added 1T vital wheat gluten w/vitamin C & used Smart Balance soft spread for the margarine. Used a tablespoon of molasses and 2 t sugar. Added a teaspoon fennel seed as well. Used the ABM to mix the dough - rose beautifully. Shaped by hand & rolled in oat bran. Slashed loaf 2/3 of the way through second rise. Baked at 350 degrees F for 38 minutes. Beautiful dark brown loaf with tender loaf with chewy crust that smelled & tasted terrific! Amy gave us a lovely bread here - will be on our regular rotation. Plan to use a cornstarch wash next time I make with - but will always keep the oat bran dusting on the bottom. Served with Recipe#23222 and slices of Maluarosa cheese. Delicious! BTW - this is AWESOME bread toasted for tuna/salmon salad as well as pastrami sandwiches!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup water
  • 34 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 cup rye flour
  • 14 cup oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon yeast


  1. Put in ingredients in order given.
  2. Bake on basic cycle.

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