This is an easy recipe for a loaf of black bread with caraway seed for bread machines.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Normal setting, and then press Start.

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Nutrition Facts

46.1 calories; 1.3 g protein; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 246.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This makes a smaller loaf. I didn't have oat bran so I used toasted wheat germ. I also didn't have caroway seed so I substituted fennel seed. It turned out GREAT!!! The whole family loved it. Thank you for awonderful recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2007
I thought this is too soft to be called European bread. This is rather American style sandwitch bread. If you like soft textured bread you will like it. I am not going to make this again. Read More
(5)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This makes a smaller loaf. I didn't have oat bran so I used toasted wheat germ. I also didn't have caroway seed so I substituted fennel seed. It turned out GREAT!!! The whole family loved it. Thank you for awonderful recipe! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This makes a smaller loaf. I didn't have oat bran so I used toasted wheat germ. I also didn't have caroway seed so I substituted fennel seed. It turned out GREAT!!! The whole family loved it. Thank you for awonderful recipe! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent black bread! Taste and texture are great; moist not spongy won't fall apart when you spread butter on it. Even my 2-year-old grandson likes it a lot. The fact that I no longer have to buy this type of bread from "specialty bakeries" makes it that much better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
My husband said this didn't taste like the Black Bread he'd had while stationed in Germany but that it was still very good. I don't have a bread machine so I made it by hand. The crust is crispy and the inside tender and firm with a good texture. The kids loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This is really good black bread. My family sat down and ate the whole loaf in about 20 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This is one of very few recipes that comes out nice in my Sunbeam breadmaker. It had nice flavor and texture. The loaf had a nice shape also. I don't keep oat bran in the pantry so substituted cornmeal with good results Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2006
Awesome bread! I have looked all my life for a soft rye bread and this is it. I followed instructions in the bread machine but then formed it into a round loaf and put it on a sheet with cornmeal on the baking sheet and sprinkled more on the top. I slit the top about 4 times with and X and let raise until doubled. Baked at 350 for 45 minutes. Crisp crust with soft inside. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
It's great to have a black bread choice for the bread machine. This is a little strong so I cut the cocoa a little and the vinegar. It is very flavorful. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2004
I substituted fennel seed for the caraway seed since I didn't have any. I also don't have a bread machine so I baked it at 190C for 35 minutes and it turned out great. The bread tastes great and the fennel seed adds a nice flavor. I would've given it a five if I didn't find the cocoa powder to be just a tinsy bit overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
Fantastic! I baked this in the oven at 350 degrees for half an hour and it was perfect. Everyone who ate it loved it. This bread takes me back to the Middle Ages when this was the common bread. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2007
I thought this is too soft to be called European bread. This is rather American style sandwitch bread. If you like soft textured bread you will like it. I am not going to make this again. Read More
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