---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: BLACK BREAD
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 2 servings
  
       1    Envelope dry yeast
       1 ts Sugar
     1/4 c  Warm water (105 - 115 F)
     1/2 oz Unsweetened chocolate
       1 tb Margarine
   1 1/4 c  Water
     1/4 c  Dark molasses
       2 tb Apple cider vinegar
       1 tb Salt
     1/2 c  All-Bran cereal
       2    To 2 3/4 cups all-purpose
            -flour
   1 1/2 c  Rye flour
  
   Makes 2 loaves
   
   Sprinkle yeast and sugar over 1/4 cup water; stir to dissolve. Let stand
   until foamy, about 10 minutes.
   
   Melt chocolate and margarine with 1 1/4 cups water in large bowl set over
   gently simmering water.  Stir until smooth.  Remove from over water. Blend
   in molasses, vinegar and salt.  Mix in cereal. Let cool.
   
   Grease large bowl.  Blend yeast into cereal mixture.  Gradually stir in 2
   cups all-purpose flour and rye flour.  Turn dough out onto lightly floured
   surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, kneading in
   up to 3/4 cup more all-purpose flour if necessary to form workable dough.
   Add dough to prepared bowl, turning to coat entire surface. cover and let
   rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
   
   Grease two 3x2x7-inch loaf pans.  Punch dough down.  Turn out onto lightly
   floured surface and let rest 3 minutes.  Knead 3 minutes. Divide dough in
   half.  Roll each into 7x8-inch rectangle. Starting with long side, roll
   dough up into cylinder. Tuck ends under and pinch seam to seal. Place seam
   side down in prepared pans. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free area
   until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
   
   Preheat oven to 375 F.  Bake until loaves sound hollow when tapped on
   bottom, about 45 minutes.  Remove bread from pans.  Let cool completely on
   rack before serving.
   
   Bon Appetit
  
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