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A loaf of Russian Black Bread

Russian Black Bread

A hearty and delicious taste of Russia.  You will love this Russian Black Bread!

Course Bread
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Russian Black Bread
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rising time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1671 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rye flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups 100% all-bran cereal
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds crushed
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed crushed
  • 2 1/4 ounce packages active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter

For the glaze

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Combine flours in a bowl.
  2. In another large bowl, thoroughly mix 2 1/3 cups flour mixture, sugar, salt, cereal, caraway seed, coffee powder, onion powder, fennel seed and undissolved yeast.
  3. In a sauce pan combine 2 1/2 cups water, vinegar, molasses, chocolate and butter.
  4. Heat liquid mixture over low heat until liquids are very warm, butter and chocolate do not have to be fully melted.
  5. Gradually add heated liquid mixture to dry ingredients and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  6. Add 1/2 cup flour mixture at a time, Beat at high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  7. Stir in enough additional flour mixture to make a soft dough.
  8. Turn dough on to a lightly floured board. Cover dough with a tea towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  9. Knead dough until smooth and elastic this takes 10 minutes or so, dough may be sticky. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning dough to grease the top.
  10. Cover bowl with a tea towel and place in a warm, draft free place to rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  11. Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured board.
  12. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball, about 5-6 inches in diameter.
  13. Place each ball into the center of a greased 8-inch round cake pan.
  14. Cover with a tea towel and let rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled in size again about 1 hour.
  15. Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes, or until done.
  16. When the bread is nearly done, combine cornstarch and cold water.
  17. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture stats to boil; continue cooking mixture for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  18. As soon as bread is done, brush cornstarch mixture over top of loaves. Return bread to oven and bake 2-3 minutes longer, or until glaze is set.
  19. Remove loaves from pans and cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
Russian Black Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1671 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 2500mg109%
Potassium 1849mg53%
Carbohydrates 355g118%
Fiber 52g217%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 1085IU22%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 382mg38%
Iron 28.2mg157%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.