SF/Bay Area source for coarse rye flour
I've been baking a Russian rye using a recipe that I found online on a Russian sourdough site - basically trying to recreate the taste of a bread that I loved when living in Russia as a student in the early 90s. They still make it in name, but alas even in Russia it's hard to find those fresh-baked loves anymore.
In any case, I came close until I managed to get hold of some Russian rye flour and bingo! My wife (who is Russian, I took more than a taste for their bread back with me) said it took her back to her childhood. This near 100% rye with this flour is a keeper.
In general, I use Giusto's flour that I buy locally. The Russian rye was noticeably more coarse, although nothing remotely close to a pumpernickel. Does anyone know where i might find something similar here in the Bay Area? I could also order online, but would prefer to avoid it if possible.
For anyone with a bit of Russian who is curious enough to try, the recipe is here: http://sourdough.ru/orlovski/ . Enough interest and I'll translate. The bread comes with a bit of history - that "1962" is a reference to the year in which the recipe was developed in a Soviet test kitchen, in part to make the most of poor quality flour. The bread and the scientist who developed it went on to win medals.