Outback Steakhouse-Style Dark Bread

Recipe by Galley Wench
READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Stir in sugar. Let stand 6 minutes or till bubbly.
  • (If using instant yeast just stir the yeast and sugar into the flour).
  • Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl combine 1 cup (1 1/2 if using instant yeast) warm water with molasses, cocoa, salt, oil, and rye flour. Beat until smooth.
  • Add yeast water mixture, stirring to combine (if using active dry yeast).
  • Work in all-purpose flour till dough is smooth and no longer sticky, very pliable and elastic.
  • Knead a few minutes.
  • Let rise till doubled in greased bowl.
  • Punch down.
  • Shape into 2 large round loaves placed a few inches apart on greased and cornmeal dusted cookie sheet,.
  • Spray tops of loaves with cooking spray.
  • Cover with towel and place in warm place till doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Score tops of loaves and bake for 30 minutes to 200 degrees or until crust makes a hollow sound when tapped.
  • Cool on rack before slicing.
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