Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1 1/8 to 1 1/4 cups water
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons dark corn syrup
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup Rye flour
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
1 Tablespoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Place all ingredients in bread pan, using the least amount of liquid listed. If machine sounds like it's straining to kneed or the dough appears dry and stiff, add more liquid until dough forms a soft, pliable ball.
Allow to cool 1 hour before slicing.