This was a fabulously easy recipe and we will definitely give it another go.
In a very big bowl add:
3 cups of flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 pkg yeast
1 Tbsp caraway seeds
1 Tbsp salt
1/3 cup molasses
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp oil
Add the warmed mixture to the dry ingredients.
Beat on low for 2 minutes.
Beat on high for 3 minutes.
Add 3 1/2 cups of rye flour by hand.
Divide and shape into 2 round loaves.
Place on greased sheet.
Brush with oil.
Slash the tops.
Cover and let rise for an hour.
Bake at 400 for 25 - 30 minutes.
For a first try - it was great! I'm sure we'll get to tweaking it over time, but it was still deliciously hearty with a big bowl of soup!
So let me slice you some while we dream about our next adventure to the Bulk Foods Store! Pass the butter....