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Kvas or Kvass (Fermented Rye Beverage)

Estimated Nutritional Profile
Nutrient Quantity
Protein (g)3.5042
Energy (kCal)880.8758
Carbohydrates (g)217.997
Total fats (g)0.1657
Temporal Sequence of Cooking Processes
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    Utensils Used
    | 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and spread bread cubes on a baking sheet; bake until the bread is fairly dried out, about 1 hour. | 2. In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil, remove from heat, and stir in bread; cover with a clean towel and let rest in a cool, dark place for 8 to 10 hours. | 3. Pour the liquid through a fine meshed sieve, or strainer, and gently press bread to get the liquid (don't press too hard or your finished product will be cloudy). | 4. Mix the yeast with the warm water and a pinch of sugar; set aside and let proof 10 minutes. | 5. Stir into the strained liquid along with 1 cup sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved; cover and let stand another 8 to 10 hours. | 6. Strain again and pour into a 1 gallon container; add raisins, cover tightly with plastic wrap and a rubber band. | 7. Let stand in a cool, dark place 4 to 5 days until the yeast sediment has settled to the bottom, leaving a clear liquid. | 8. Carefully pour the clear liquid into a clean container or individual bottles, trying not to disturb the yeast sediment. | 9. Chill well. | 10. VARIATIONS: add 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves with the yeast and sugar. Or substitute 2 to 3 cups of berry juice for some of the water to give it a fruity flavor. It can also be served with the yeast sediment. This gives it a richer flavor and more vitamins. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Nutritional Profile for Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Quantity Unit State Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates Protein (g) Total Lipid (Fat) (g)
    dark rye bread 1 lb cubed 12.6083 0.0 2.805 0.0708
    water 3 quarts 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    active yeast 1/2 ounce 12.6083 0.0 2.805 0.0708
    water 1/4 cup 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    sugar 1 cup 805.98 201.59599999999998 0.0 0.0
    raisin 2 tablespoons 62.2875 16.401 0.6992 0.0949

    - Means that suitable USDA nutrition profile could not be mapped for this ingredient-unit combination.

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