Steakhouse Black Bread

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This is a steakhouse bread recipe that I obtained many years ago from a friend. It makes a very dense and flavorful bread. If you like, brush the rolls or bread with beaten egg, then sprinkle some uncooked oatmeal on top before baking. Enjoy!


  • 1 ⅓ cups strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast or bread machine yeast


Place all ingredients in bread machine pan in order suggested by manufacturer. Select Dough cycle. When the machine indicates the end of the final rise, remove the dough.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Shape the dough into 12 dinner rolls, or one 9×5 inch loaf. Let rise until doubled in size while the oven preheats, they should rise quickly.

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven for rolls, or 35 minutes for a loaf, or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 3 hrs / Total time: 3 hrs 10 mins

Serving: 12 / Yield: 12 rolls

Calories: 219.8

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