This dark, heavy bread is sure to be a favorite for people who love heavy grains, such as buckwheat, and the sweet flavor of molasses. This recipe makes one loaf of dark bread that can be wrapped and frozen for up to 3 months.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1-1/4 c. warm water
2 tablespoons dry milk
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 c. dark buckwheat flour
2-1/4 cups bread flour
1. In large bowl, mix salt, molasses, vegetable oil, dry milk and yeast. Stir in warm water.
2. Stir in buckwheat flour. Mix in 2 cups bread flour.
3. Turn dough out onto floured board. Knead in remaining 1/4 c. bread flour.
4. Put dough in greased bowl and turn over so top of dough is greased. Cover and let rise in warm place for 1 hour or until double in size.
5. Punch down dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead for 5 minutes.
6. Form dough into bread loaf and place in greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until double in size.
7. Score loaves by making three quick slashes across the top.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until dark brown. Remove from oven and turn bread out onto clean kitchen towel or rack.