"Work Well And Bread Will Grow"
Russian Black Bread
Russian black bread (черный хлеб) is the hardy staple of the Russian people. This rich rye bread, seasoned with onion, fennel and caraway is enriched with treacle and bulked up with bran. Whilst a common addition to many household meals, this bread has seen many people through in their time of need. Now, in more fortunate times, we can enjoy this hearty bread with such luxuries as smoked salmon, caviar or cream cheese.
This particular recipe comes from Jamie Oliverand makes two large loaves (we halved the recipe). You need to persevere when kneading as the addition of treacle makes this one sticky dough!