Cocoa Rye Bread

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READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
YIELD: 3 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup warm water and sprinkle yeast over, and allow to stand 10 minutes til yeast rises. Stir.
  • Add molasses, salt and shortening to the 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water.
  • Stir the rye flour and cocoa together, then beat into the molasses mixture.
  • Add the dissolved yeast and 1 cup of white flour and beat til dough is smooth.
  • Keep adding flour until dough is firm enough to turn onto a floured surface.
  • Knead the rest of the flour into it until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise in a warm place free from drafts. (approx 2 hours).
  • Punch dough down.
  • Shape into 2 or 3 loaves and place in well greased loaf pans.
  • Allow to rise again 1 hour.
  • Bake 375F 35-40 minutes.
  • (if you want, add the raisins and walnuts with the flour for a delicious tea bread).
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