Authentic Russian Black Bread Recipe

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How to make Russian black bread?

A traditional Russian black bread made with bran cereal, rye flour, instant coffee, unsweetened chocolate, fennel and caraway. I used Raisin Bran and really liked the extra sweetness from the raisins. 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon of cold water. Combine the rye and white flours.

What are the ingredients in a rye bread?

Ingredients. 1 1 ½ cups water. 2 2 tablespoons cider vinegar. 3 2 ½ cups bread flour. 4 1 cup rye flour. 5 1 teaspoon salt. 6 2 tablespoons margarine. 7 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup. 8 1 tablespoon brown sugar. 9 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. 10 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules.

What is black bread?

Black Bread is a rye bread, and ryes tend to be higher in fiber, darker in color and stronger in flavor that bread made with solely wheat flour. They can be light or dark, depending on the ingredients and the ratio of rye flour to wheat flour.

What is the national bread of Russia?

It should be remembered, that the national Russian bread is black and sour rye bread with leavening. Being much cheaper and more nutritious than white wheat bread, it has played a dominant role in life of the people. In times of trouble, Russian black bread has literally meant the difference between starvation and life itself.

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