Dark Table Bread

Ready in 2 hours

I got this recipe in an email from a friend, so I''m not sure where it came from originally. I did not write what follows: Here is a copycat version of the wonderful dark bread served at the Outback Restaurant chain. The bread is slightly sweet and loaded with fiber thanks to the rye flour. Make large loaves or mini-loaves. This bread freezes beautifully.

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3 packages dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup dark molasses
1 tablespoon Salt
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups rye flour
2.5 cups all-purpose flour; (up to 3)

Original recipe makes 10



Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water

Stir in sugar

Let stand 6 minutes or till bubbly

Meanwhile in large mixing bowl combine 1 cup warm water with molasses, salt, oil, and rye flour. Beat to smooth batter. Add yeast water mixture, stirring to combine.

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 (about an hour -E). Punch down (If you live in high humidity, you won''t need to "punch down", because the bread won''t rise as much as if the air were dry -E)

Shape into 2 large round loaves placed a few inches apart on greased and cornmeal dusted cookie sheet or fill 6 mini foil loaf pans, greased and dusted in cornmeal, with the dough, dividing it evenly between these little pans. You can also freeze some of the dough for later. (See my note at the end - I don''t think the cookie sheets are a good idea, as the bottom tends to get black before the center is done -E)

Bake large loaves 375 degrees F. about 30 minutes or till crust makes hollow sound when tapped with knuckles. Reduce time for smaller loaves based on size. You want to watch these carefully, as the high sugar content of this bread means it can burn easily.

Yield: 2 large round loaves (soup bowl size) or 6 mini-loaves


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Let rise in a warm place in a greased bowl with a cloth over it for an hour after kneading. Best if you bake on a stone that has been warming in the oven for 30 minutes. I found the bake time went down to 15-20 minutes this way, and got a much lighter crust. [I posted this recipe.]
EinAtlanta 4 years ago
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