This is a very dense and flavourful bread. If you like you can brush it with egg wash to give it a beautiful glaze.
This was really good. I did not use a bread machine but used all the same ingredients called for. I first dissolved my yeast in warm coffee. I then added my brown sugar and let it set a few minutes to get frothy. Next, I added the salt, molasses and oil. I stirred this well and then added in the cocoa powder. One cup at a time, I added the whole wheat flour, rye flour, and 1 cup bread flour. I then kneaded in the last cup just until the bread was smooth and elastic(it did not take the full last cup). This has a great texture and was super easy to make. It made two medium sized loaves. - 05 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Amazing bread. It has a good rich flavor, a wonderful chewy texture, a looked great. It is what I had hoped it would be. This is a keeper recipe. I do not use a bread machine, but use a kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook. I did not have any oil but olive on hand, so I used 1/4 c of butter. I heated all the liquid ingredients including the butter to 140 degrees(my house is cold right now, including the metal mixing bowl). I put one package of the rapid rise yeast in with the brown sugar, king arthur's w.w. flour, rye flour, salt, mixed it up with the dough hook, and then poured in the liquid. Mixed it well and grdually added the remaining bread flour. I kneaded the dough with the mixer. I let the dough rest while I cleaned up maybe ten minutes. I then pulled the dough off the dough hook and shaped it into a ball, put it in a greased aluminum pie pan and let it rise to double in bulk. I brushed it with egg and put the oatmeal on top. Baked it for 35 minutes. It was wonderful. - 30 Dec 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
this was so easy to make and I left it in my bread machine to run..the bread came out beautiful and it tasted very good...close to the steakhouse I am thinking of. Loved it!! - 13 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)