As German immigrants traveled west, they took their native rye seeds with them. They combined these with the items they found locally, foodstuff that they traded with native peoples. Oh, and they added that one item that was widely used by pioneers--molasses.
But, I wanted to introduce to you another aspect of pioneer life we rarely read about in novels. White flour was expensive. This bread allowed them to use a rougher, locally ground flour from the rye they'd grown. Also, it included the cornmeal that was a staple of the American diet at the time.
[This] is a healthy bread made with rye flour, molasses, honey, butter, cocoa powder, and cornmeal. It is a delicious and sweet bread. You can also add raisins and nuts to it.
|2 ½ cups
|1 ½ cup