Rye Bread

Ржаной хлеб

Preparation info

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Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

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The average Russian eats a pound of bread a day. Although bread comes in many varieties, the favorite remains the basic rye loaf. Here is another recipe for rye bread, this one faintly sweet and aromatic.


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 rounded tablespoons black tea leaves, preferably fruit-scented, such as black currant or peach


Pour the 2 cups of boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep until lukewarm (2 cups of cooled leftover tea may be used instead, but the tea should be strong). Strain.

Meanwhile, make the caramel