Prep1 hr 30 mins
This is one of 2 rye bread recipes I posted in answer to a request for a "marbled rye" bread. My suggestion for making the "marbled rye" is to knead the dark rye dough together with a "light" rye dough (Light (Seedless) Rye Bread), before shaping the loaves. (Of course that will make 4 loaves, since each recipe makes 2 loaves).This recipe makes a wonderful dark rye bread! (90 minute prep time includes rising time).
- In large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, salt, cocoa, yeast, and caraway seed.
- Heat and stir molasses, butter, sugar, 2 cups water and 2 Tablespoons oil until warm (about 110°-115°F).
- Add to dry mixture.
- Beat at low speed on electric mixer 1/2 minutes, scraping bowl.
- Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
- Then by hand, stir in enough rye flour to make a soft dough.
- Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead till smooth (about 5 minutes).
- **Cover, and let rest 20 minutes.
- Punch down dough.
- Divide in half.
- Shape into 2 round or oval loaves on greased baking sheets.
- Brush with small amount of cooking oil.
- Slash tops with knife.
- Cover; let rise until double (45-60 minutes).
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from baking sheets, place on racks to cool.
- **Note:If using this recipe to make a light/dark"marbled" rye loaf, knead both the light and dark doughs separately for about 3 minutes or so, then combine the light and dark doughs and knead them together for another minute or so (to produce the marbled effect).
- Proceed with the recipe as stated.