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Peasant Bread

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 3 To 3 1/2 cups all-purpose
  • -flour
  • 2 pk Active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 c Water
  • 1/4 c Dark molasses
  • 2 tb Cooking oil
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 c Rye flour
  • 1/2 c Whole bran cereal
  • 1/3 c Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tb Caraway seed


In a large mixer bowl combine 2 cups of the all-purpose flour and the
yeast. In saucepan heat water, molasses, oil, and salt just till warm (115
to 120 degrees); stir constantly. Add to flour mixture. beat at low speed
of electric mixer 1/2 minute, scraping bowl. Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
Stir in rye flour, bran, cornmeal, caraway, and as much remaining
all-purpose flour as you can mix in with a spoon. Turn out onto lightly
floured surface. Knead in enough remaining all-purpose flour to make a
moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total).
Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.
Cover; let rise in a warm place till double (1 to 1 1/4 hours).

Punch down; turn out onto floured surface. Divide in half. Cover; let rest
10 minutes. Shape into 2 loaves; place in 2 greased 8x4x2" loaf pans.
Cover; let rise till nearly double (30 to 45 minutes). Bake in a 375 degree
oven 35 to 40 minutes or till the bread is done. Cool on wire rack. Makes 2
loaves, or 36 servings.

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