Russian Black Bread

Чëрный хлеб

Preparation info

  • 2

    Loaves
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

In prerevolutionary days, the best black bread in Russia was baked at Filippov’s bakery on Moscow’s Tverskoi Boulevard. Filippov claimed that his secret lay in the flour he used. He shipped his grains in from Tambov Province, then ground them in his own mills before sieving to eliminate all the chaff. Filippov’s loaves were so good that a shipment was sent daily to the royal court in St. Petersburg—and this before the advent of railways!

Today, there is still great bread in Moscow.