European Black Bread Recipe -
European Black Bread Recipe
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European Black Bread

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"This is an easy recipe for a loaf of black bread with caraway seed for bread machines."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 1 pound loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place the ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Normal setting, and then press Start.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2007

I thought this is too soft to be called European bread. This is rather American style sandwitch bread. If you like soft textured bread, you will like it. I am not going to make this again.


15 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

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.

Jan 25, 2004

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!

Jan 25, 2004

This is really good black bread . My family sat down and ate the whole loaf in about 20 minutes .

Jan 25, 2004

This is one of very few recipes that comes out nice in my Sunbeam breadmaker. It had nice flavor and texture. The loaf had a nice shape also. I don't keep oat bran in the pantry so substituted cornmeal with good results

Jan 25, 2004

It's great to have a black bread choice for the bread machine. This is a little strong, so I cut the cocoa a little, and the vinegar. It is very flavorful. Thanks.

Aug 24, 2008

Fantastic! I baked this in the oven at 350 degrees for half an hour and it was perfect. Everyone who ate it loved it. This bread takes me back to the Middle Ages when this was the common bread. Delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 247 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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