Penn Herb Wellness Guide
Russian Black Bread
- 2 1/2 cups hot water
- 2 packages instant yeast
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 1 Tbs salt
- 1 Tbs instant coffee
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 Tbs caraway seeds
- 1 Tbs onion powder
- 1 cup bran
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 4 cups rye flour
- 2 cups white flour
- Add hot water to stand mixer mixing bowl.
- Add yeast and stir to combine. Add vinegar, molasses, cocoa powder, melted butter, sugar, salt, instant coffee, garlic powder, fennel seeds, caraway seeds, and onion powder. Stir to combine.
- Place mixing bowl on stand mixer and attach paddle mixer. Turn to low and add bran to mixture. Mix well.
- Add wheat flour, rye flour, and white flour. Stir until just combined. Remove paddle attachment and add dough hook. Knead for 1015 minutes. You may need to add a little more white flour. However, remember rye flour makes bread dough stickier than a regular white bread.
- After dough has been kneaded, place the dough on the counter and add a little more white flour, if needed to get the right consistency.
- Place the dough in a large greased bowl and let it double in size.
- Punch down the dough and halve it. For round loaves, place in cake pans and for bread loaves, place on sheet pans in an oblong shape.
- Let dough double in size again. Preheat oven to 375F.
- For round loaves go ahead and place them in the oven after they have doubled in size the second time. For bread loaves, roll the dough and place in a loaf pan and let it rise again for about 30 minutes, then place it in the oven.
- Bake at 375F until the internal temperature is 200F, about 5060 minutes. Use an internal probe thermometer to check temperature.
- When bread has reached temperature, remove from pans and let cool on cooling rack.
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