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Doukhobor Bread Recipe

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Thomas Parr

Doukhobor Bread Recipe

Hello out there:


Does any member of this forum have or know where to get a recipe for "Doukhobor Bread".  For those who don't know what a Doukhobor is, they were a Religious sect living in Tsarist Russia and fled to Canada and homesteaded.  Their loaves of bread are apparently to die for and sell "by the slice" at the annual gathering in or around Saskatoon, SK, Canada.


Thanks

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Rodger

Hi Thomas,


This much I can tell you:  the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto has the definitive collection of Doukhobor materials in North America.  I advise you to go to the web site, http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher/, and send an email query to the library director.  This is just the sort of question they love to assign to some graduate student.


R

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KMIAA

Don't know if this is what you are looking for or not.  Anyway, here is a link for a bread recipe


http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/settlement/kids/021013-2041.4-e.html

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KMIAA

The link I gave you seems to be for fruit tart not bread.  Couldn't find anything else.

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breadmantalking

I have sent a request for a recipe to the International Association of Dukhobors in Canada. I will let you know what the response is.


All the best,


David at: www.breadmantalking.blogspot.com


breadmantalking@gmail.com

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Thomas Parr

Thank you all for your kind kind responses.  Hopefully something will come of this. 


Tom

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breadmantalking

Hi there:


I have already received a response from them. This is what they write:


 


Hi, David:

There are innumerable versions of the "Doukhobor recipe" for bread, and some of the most widely acclaimed are for large community batches of scores of loaves at a time. The best source for your purposes would be the perennial bestseller, "Hospitality - Cooking the Doukhobor Way", a cookbook published in 1995, and reprinted numerous times since then. It may be purchased at our central office in Grand Forks, BC - contact info as per our website.

I am sending a cc of this email to our USCC Financial Clerk, Fay Malins, who will deal with any inquiry about the cookbook that you may have.

You may also want to register for the "USCC Members Online" section of our website, where you can post your request, for possible replies from other registrants.

Sincerely,
Jim (for the USCC Web Group)


----- Original Message ----- From: "David Weiner" <davidbweiner@gmail.com>
To: <info@usccdoukhobors.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 1:22 AM
Subject: WWW Form Submission



Below is the result of your feedback form.  It was submitted by
David Weiner (davidbweiner@gmail.com) on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 02:22:19
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message: To whom it may concern:
I am researching ethnic bread recipes and I understand the Doukhobor community has a bread that is truly amazing. Would it be possible to get a recipe for this bread? I would greatly appreciate any help you can give.
Respectfully,
David B. Weiner



You should contact them at the address in this email (info@usccdoukhobors.org)



I will forward to you any other communications.

All the best,

David at:  www.breadmantalking.blogspot.com

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Thomas Parr

Thanks David for your Yoeman service.  It is greatly appreciated.


Tom

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Jenny Dean

Hello Thomas,

You can find the recipe for Doukhobor Bread here:
http://www.producer.com/2006/06/when-survivor-was-not-a-game-pioneer-bread-recipe-team-resources/

More information about the Doukhobor people and their settlement in Canada can be found at the following web link:
http://www.doukhobordugouthouse.com/about_info.htm