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Russian Black Bread Recipe

I love dark bread especially during the winter.

I can find rye bread at the grocery store.  Russian Black bread? Not so much.

When I do, Russian Black Bread is too expensive to use as everyday sandwich bread. 

With the help of my trusty bread maker, I learned to make Russian Black Bread for pennies instead of buying it for several dollars.

 

Bread Maker Russian Black Bread


You will need:

1 ¼ cups of water
1 teaspoon of strong coffee (brewed)
2 tablespoons of molasses
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 cup of white flour
1 cup of rye flour
¼ cup of wheat flour
1 tablespoon of unsweetened chocolate powder
1 tablespoon of caraway seeds
¼ teaspoon of fennel seeds
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons of yeast

Make it:

1. Select the 1 pound loaf size on your bread machine (if applicable.)
2. Add the ingredients in the order listed and according to the manufacturer’s directions. 3. Start the bread machine and wait until done.
4. Eat. Repeat.

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Comments

That looks delicious. I've been looking for a good, coarse, hearty dark bread. I'll have to expand the recipe to four loaves. Looks great!
Cranberry Morning - It is a good hearty dark bread. I LOVE using it for grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches.
Miz Helen said…
This is beautiful bread and I would really like to try it. Thank you for sharing and you have a nice day!
Treat and Trick said…
Such a perfect and yummy bread! Will try this sometime...
This bread is talking to me. I think I just may knead to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing with Simple Lives Thursday!
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Barb said…
I added ingredients exactly & in bread mc..it is not doughy..its like a cake mix...had to try adding more flour..my old recipe, which l lost called for a cup of ea flour..l added at least half cup more, but on its lst rise now..wouldnt even form a ball so wet...we shall see..