Whole Wheat-Molasses Bread
Yum. I do believe we have a winner.
The original recipe gave directions by hand, and yielded two loaves. I cut it in half so I could use my handy dandy little bread machine.
Aren't bread machines wonderful?
WHOLE WHEAT-MOLASSES BREAD
7/8 c. water
1/4 c. molasses
1 T. shortening
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. white flour (and maybe a little more)
1/8 c. packed brown sugar
1 T. caraway seed
1 1/2 t. salt
2 1/4 t. yeast (or one package)
Pop all the ingredients into machine in order listed, press the "dough" setting, and start.
Check on the dough as it starts to knead; you want to make sure it is stiff. If it looks too wet, add more flour until it's the right consistency.
When the machine beeps, shape dough into a slightly flattened 6-inch ball and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled (maybe an hour?). Bake at 375 for 30 - 35 minutes, until browned and sounding kind of hollow when you tap it. (I took mine out at 28 minutes). Yields one loaf.