Russian Black Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
Recipe by seattlelove

The vinegar adds a bit of a bite

Top Review by gailanng

This bread has a beautiful, tender crumb with the bonus of a thin, crispy crust (baked in the round and sprinkled on oats). I found the cocoa, or maybe it's the vinegar, to have 'bite' and probably would cut back a tad. It brought to mind that I wish I had a hot Russian boyfriend to impress...but I don't think my husband would permit it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients into the bread machine in order suggested by the manufacturer.
  2. Use the whole wheat, regular crust setting.
  3. After the baking cycle ends, remove bread from pan, place on a cake rack, and allow to cool for 1 hour before slicing.

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