There’s a subtle hint of sweetness in every bite of Russian Brown Bread. Perfect as an accompaniment with soups, or for making sandwiches.
Russian Brown Bread

Russian Brown Bread
 
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Russian
Serves: 4 loaves
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons bacon fat
  • 3/4 Cup dark molasses
  • 9 Cups flour
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
Instructions
  1. In saucepan, mix water, milk, bacon fat and molasses.
  2. Heat to lukewarm.
  3. Sift 4 cups flour, sugar and salt together.
  4. Sprinkle yeast over this. Add the lukewarm mixture and beat with a mixer until smooth.
  5. Gradually add enough of remaining 5 cups flour, to form a stiff dough.
  6. Knead on a floured surface until dough is no longer sticky.
  7. Put the dough in a greased bowl, and place in a warm place until it has doubled in bulk.
  8. Punch down, knead, and shape into 4 loaves.
  9. Place in greased loaf pans and let rise again until double in bulk, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  10. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
  11. Remove from oven.
  12. Brush tops with melted butter and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  13. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

 

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