Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoon black molasses
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup natural wheat bran
  • 1 cup dark rye flour (or 2/3 rye, 1/3 soy)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Place water, molasses and lemon juice into bread machine basket. Add, in this order: bran, flax, rye flour and whole wheat flour. Make a little well in the middle of the flour (don’t go so deep that it hits the liquid!) Put the yeast in the well. Then, using yoiru finger or a spoon, draw a sort of trench around the outside edge of the flour and spread the salt in this. (The idea is that the yeast and salt don’t get mixed up right away.

Turn on the vegan bread machine (1.5 lb. dark – if you have that setting) adn allow it to knead for 10 minutes. Add a spoonful or two of extra water or flour if necessary). Turn off the bread machine and start it again. This step isn’t essential, but the extra kneading makes a nicer grain. Allow the vegan bread to cool before slicing. This is a dense loaf that slices thinly and makes great nut butter and sprout sandwhich