Black Bread Recipe

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  1. Combine yeast and warm water in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes. Combine yeast mixture, 3 cups ap flour, shortening, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add rye flour and next 3 ingredients; mix well. Gradually stir in enough remaining ap flour to form a soft ball.
  2. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 to 10 minutes). Place in a well greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85degrees) free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  3. Punch dough down, and divide in half, shape each portion into a smooth ball. PLace on a large greased baking sheet, and lightly press to flatten bottom. Slash tops of loaves with razor blade or sharp knife. Cover and let rise in a warm place,free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  4. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Brush bread with melted butter. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 574.5 Kcal (2405 kJ)
Calories from fat 62.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.99g 11%
Sodium 786.25mg 33%
Potassium 764.68mg 16%
Total Carbs 113.25g 38%
Sugars 11.81g 47%
Dietary Fiber 19.48g 78%
Protein 19.82g 40%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Calcium 90.4mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 237.07 Kcal (993 kJ)
Calories from fat 25.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.88g 11%
Sodium 324.45mg 33%
Potassium 315.55mg 16%
Total Carbs 46.73g 38%
Sugars 4.87g 47%
Dietary Fiber 8.04g 78%
Protein 8.18g 40%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 2mg 27%
Calcium 37.3mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.3
  • 14

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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