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“This bread has so much flavour that you will want to eat it straight from the oven!”
4hrs 10mins
3 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup warm water and sprinkle yeast over, and allow to stand 10 minutes til yeast rises. Stir.
  2. Add molasses, salt and shortening to the 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water.
  3. Stir the rye flour and cocoa together, then beat into the molasses mixture.
  4. Add the dissolved yeast and 1 cup of white flour and beat til dough is smooth.
  5. Keep adding flour until dough is firm enough to turn onto a floured surface.
  6. Knead the rest of the flour into it until dough is smooth and elastic.
  7. Place in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise in a warm place free from drafts. (approx 2 hours).
  8. Punch dough down.
  9. Shape into 2 or 3 loaves and place in well greased loaf pans.
  10. Allow to rise again 1 hour.
  11. Bake 375F 35-40 minutes.
  12. (if you want, add the raisins and walnuts with the flour for a delicious tea bread).

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