Friday, July 01, 2011

Black Russian Pumpernickel Bread

1 cup water
1/8 cup molasses
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbs unsalted butter
1/2 oz. dark chocolate
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup rye flour
1 1/2 cup bread flour
1/2 cup bran
1 tbs caraway seeds
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbs instant coffee
1/2 tbs dried onion

2 1/2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup warm water
pinch sugar

1 tbs cornmeal
1 tbs bread flour
1/2 tsp anise seed

Place all ingredients down to yeast in bread machine. Combine yeast, warm water, and sugar in small bowl making sure it bubbles then pour onto flour mixture. Check flour ball consistency after an hour or so and add bread flour or water if necessary. After 2 hours mix and add optional topping.

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