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

5 5

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!

5 5

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!