Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Our brand new Bulk Foods store opened on the weekend...oh me oh my! I was like a kid in a candy store...well I guess I really was! In my glory as I walked all the freshly scrubbed aisles. Barrels of chocolate, nuts and grains....ohhh where do I start?! Focus...time to check the list....I was on a mission...ingredients for dark rye bread.

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

In a medium sized pot, warm the following:
1/3 cup molasses
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp oil
2 cups water

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.
Knead, shape into loaf, cover and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Punch down.
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....


  1. Oh dang...I can practically smell them loaves from here! my butt's getting bigger. LOL!! Looks good Cath!

  2. I just finished lunch, and now you make me hungry again. Fresh baked bread, and soup....ah

    Will try your receipe. Thanks.

  3. Hey P! Yeah, can you imagine how BIG my butt is getting from actually eating all of that stuff?! lol
    Thanks for the compliment P!

  4. Hi there DIMY! Ohhhhh there's nothing like fresh bread, eh? Hot from the oven, slathered in butter...oh man!!! hehe
    Thanks for stopping in!!

  5. Nothing like a bulk food store and being brand new. Enjoy you "many" trips!
    Have fun.

  6. Now if I could just figure out how to get that from there to here real quick, I would laughing. Looking good Cath.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful bread recipe. We can't wait to try. We like to bake bread here! Your loaves are beautiful.

  8. Hi Diane! Thanks for stopping by and yes, I will be enjoying "many" trips to that new store!

  9. Hey Mark!! Good to see yah! I tell you, it's much easier than building footings! lol Thanks for the visit!

  10. Hi there 2 Tramps! Geez, thanks for the compliment! Would you happen to have a good recipe for a light rye bread?? That's next, unless I get sidetracked at the Bulk Foods again! hehehe Thanks for the visit!

  11. You stuck to a list???????????????
    OMG-you're a saint.
    I'm not allowed in stores like that. Or kitchen gadget stores.

  12. Good morning Sue! hahahaha yeah, Saint Cath is what I'm usually called!
    Thanks for the visit!

  13. You post has me wanting to make some fresh bread but its gonna be in the 90's here today. Guess I will have to settle for the leftover potato soup from yesterday. HEY! How about I bring the soup if you bring the bread???? :)

    I wish we had a store like that close.


  14. Hiya Debbie!! You got yourself a deal, my friend!!! Sounds great!
    In the 90's eh? We've had terrible weather here all summer, but this week it's been hot, bright and sunny...go figure!

  15. Looks like you did good, my friend! Do you want my address so you can send me some? NO...?

    Oh well, guess I'll have to be content with the pictures!

  16. Hi Jim!! I'll trade yah for PB cups...okay? lol
    I appreciate the visit! That rain stop yet?