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Russian Black Bread

May 27, 2011

~ Kevin:recipe, Mary: story & photos ~

I’ve been running low on stories lately and have decided to give you a snippet of one I remember from a long time ago.  It’s about the time I had to move Edward, the billy-goat, from one grazing tree to another and the rat bastard butted me down the hill backwards, while I clung to his horns so he wouldn’t kill me.  As I laid there head going down-hill, and feet going up the hill at a horrible angle, with Edward trying to ram my head into the ground, I bellowed, and hollered and then bellowed some more.  Finally, Kevin strolls along as if ‘happening’ upon the scene, and took his sweet ass time removing said goat from my vice grips…..oh, I was livid!  In fact, it still gets me fired up.





I’ve made this several times in the last month. Mostly because it’s delicious and secondly because I have two sandwiches that need it, and I’m sure those sandwiches will find their way here for June’s Burger Extravaganza.


Russian Black Bread

Layer into a bread machine in this order:
1 pkg Yeast (2.5 tsp)
1 1/3 Cup Rye Flour
2 Cups Bread flour
2/3 Cup Bran
1 Tbsp Caraway Seeds
1 Tsp Instant Coffee Granules
1 Tbsp Minced Onion
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
4 tsp White Vinegar
2 Tbsp Molasses
3 Tbsp Oil
1 1/3 Cup Hot Water
Turn on bread machine and anticiapate the goodness that will be arriving in only a matter of hours!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2011 11:15 am

    Loved the story Mary! Hmm…never had instant coffee in bread before – I imagine that bread would be spectacular in a grilled reuben sandwich. 😀

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend – our weather should be great Sunday and Monday! 😀

  2. Pat permalink
    May 28, 2011 1:07 pm

    I love your Edward story. That’s one I hadn’t heard!
    We were at JP’s for his birthday celebration last night and stayed much later than usual regaling in one story after another. Several about Edward. That goat was TROUBLE!

    Foodo would be a good place to relate all our tales. They don’t have to be related to the recipe. They can relate to family history and memories. You’d NEVER run out of stories!!

    I love Kevin’s recipe for Russian Black Bread. It’s excellent with borsht.

  3. May 28, 2011 2:06 pm

    Hmm. I’ll be this bread would go well with goat. But since we don’t have any on hand, I guess we’ll have to try it with goat cheese.

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