Russian Black Bread for the Machine

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Slightly sour, dense and dark. A great sandwich bread. Makes 1 1 1/2 lb loaf.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 23 cups bread flour
  • 34 cup rye flour
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 34 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 12 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons caramel coloring
  • 34 cup sourdough starter
  • 34 cup water


  1. Add to your machine in the order according to your directions.
Most Helpful

I've been making this bread for years. It's from Madge Rosenberg's cookbook, The Best Bread Machine Cookbook Ever: Ethnic Breads. She adds, "what better bread for smoked turkey or ham, cold roast beef with grainy mustard, or with cream cheese sprinkled with chives and radish slices. A thick buttered slice is perfect with borscht." Thanks for posting, Rickv!

mersaydees June 25, 2008

The only bread I have made in my machine thus far that had a soft texture. It was very tasty and my family was thrilled with it. I'm not sure what caramel coloring is, so I put in some Kitchen Bouquet, which is mostly caramel coloring. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

Sudie November 03, 2003