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Sweet Molasses Brown Bread Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 cups warm water

1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast

1/3 cup molasses

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 tablespoons oil

1/3 cup honey

2 teaspoons salt

3 cups AP flour

3-4 cups bread flour

2 tbsp wheat gluten

Directions:
Directions:
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the water, yeast, molasses, cocoa powder, oil, honey, salt, wheat gluten, and 2 cups of the AP flour. Mix until combined.

2. With the mixer running, gradually add the rest of the flour starting with the AP flour, then adding the bread flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (you may not need the last cup of flour). Knead for 5-7 minutes. The dough should be soft and slightly tacky.

3. Transfer the dough to a large, lightly greased bowl, then cover with a sheet of plastic wrap lightly sprayed with cooking spray, or cover with a light dish towel. Let rise until doubled in size, 1-2 hours.

4. Punch down the dough and divide into two or three evenly-sized pieces (depending on how large you want your loaves). Shape into tight oval loaves and place onto parchment-lined baking sheets, making sure they have space to rise without touching each other. Lightly cover with plastic wrap lightly sprayed with cooking spray or a light dish towel and let rise again until puffy and doubled in size. Right before baking, you can use a very sharp razor, knife or bread-slashing lame to cut three slashes across the top of each loaf, if desired.

5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake the loaves for about 25 minutes. Loaves should sound hallow when thumped on the bottom.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 Loaves (1 Order)

 

 

 

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