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Squaw Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

Squaw bread is the result of a curious hybrid of cultures.  Immigrant Germans and Native Americans.  The fundamental contribution from the German side was the use of rye flour to make their bread.  The Native Americans provided the other needed ingredients including honey, raisins, sea salt and cornmeal.  Other ingredients have found their way into the recipe from whole wheat flour to butter.  The resulting bread falls in the category of artisanal breads with good texture and a crispy crust. 

 1 teaspoon of salt
 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
 1 cup of water at 110 degrees F. or 45 degrees C.
 2 tablespoons of honey
 1/4 cup of melted butter
 2 tablespoons of raisins
 1 cup of rye flour
 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
 1 cup of all-purpose flour
 ¼ cup of cornmeal
 2 ½ teaspoons of yeast

Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated in the ingredients section. Select the Wheat Bread Setting or the 100% Whole Wheat Bread Setting if you have one. Choose a 1.5-pound loaf as a setting and a dark crust.


When done, let the loaf rest on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then slice and serve.