A great specialty bread and very easy in the bread machine. The crust is crispy and the inside tender and firm with a good texture.
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! - 30 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
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. - 23 Jun 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
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! - 06 Apr 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)