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Looking for ideas on a dark rye based on Jewish sour rye

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winstonsmith

Looking for ideas on a dark rye based on Jewish sour rye

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/28463/jewish-sour-rye-greensteins-secrets-jewish-baker

 

The above bread is perfect in terms of crumb and external appearance except that I'm looking for a rye that was made by a Polish bakery named Szypula's which is sadly out of business. 

 

Back in the late 60's and early to mid 70's, my father and I would stand outside for up to an hour to get this marvelous bread straight from the trays. These were very dark but not closed grained. I know they used a fermented sour starter and it took days from start to finish.

 

In terms of color this is very close but otherwise, like the bread I linked to. Molasses? Maybe but after almost 40 years the exact chewy texture, taste and smell is something I don't remember precisely.

 

Ideas?