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Bread Kvass

Course Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 14 hours 21 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Irina


  • 3 l boiled water room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 10 slices Rye bread
  • 3 Tbsp raisins optional


  • Slice Rye bread.
  • Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat the broiler. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil the slices until dark brown, turning them over only once, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • In a large bowl, mix together active dry yeast, sugar and water. Place bread and raisins in 3 Mason jars and fill the jars with water.
  • Cover the jars with lid or plastic wrap and let it stand on the countertop for 6-8 hours at room temperature, stir the mixture occasionally.
  • Carefully remove the toasted bread and raisins and discard them. Using a strainer pour the kvass into empty jars or plastic containers and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Serve chilled and ENJOY!