Catholic Recipe: Dark Rye Bread
Also Called: Schwarzbrot
A healthy, hearty dark bread to serve on fasting days and throughout Lent.
Dissolve yeast in 1 cup water. Combine flours, salt, caraway seed. Add 3 cups water. Mix. Knead until firm; cover with damp cloth; let rise 3 hours.
Punch dough down; knead 10 minutes; cover; reserve 45 minutes.
Place dough on floured baking sheet. Bake 1 hour in 350° oven, pricking with fork from time to time during baking. Remove from oven; brush freely with water. Lower temperature to 300°; bake 15 minutes more. Cool. Serve.Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965