Traditional Kvass Recipe
Didn't know a beverage made out of stale bread could taste so good!
kvass, bread kvass
of classic black or stale rye bread
of active dry yeast
Bring a stockpot with 2.5 gallons of water to a boil.
Toast 9-10 pieces of traditional black rye bread.
Add the toast to the boiling water, then remove from heat.
Add a handful of raisins, cover the pot and let it stand for 8 to 10 hours.
The next day, remove the toasted bread from the pot.
Mix 4 cups of sugar with 1.5 teaspoons of yeast. Add this to the pot and cover with a lid.
After six hours, remove the raisins and strain the mixture into bottles.
Loosely seal the lid and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
It would be ideal to store kvass in plastic soda bottles as they are structured to hold pressurized drinks.