Ukrainian Black Bread - Chornyy Khlib
Today's bake: Ukrainian Black Bread - Chornyy Khlib
Note: Doubled the TDW from .728 kg (2 loaves) to 1.654 kg. (4 loaves).
Discussion: I've been looking for a Ukrainian bread that was different from what I'd been seeing and hit upon this one. It's made from ~90% whole rye and ~10% buckwheat flours. I'd say it's typical of many high percentage rye flour breads. After 24 hours of rest, I sliced into it and can report that the crust is tender and the crumb nice and soft. The main flavor is coffee with the buckwheat and rye notes with a touch of sweetness showing up as you chew the crumb.
Olga's description of this bread - "This is not like store bought rye but dense and intense. The bread is indescribably tasty. This amount makes one long skinny loaf, or 2 shorter ones. Slice cracker thin."
Make again? - Yes, definitely.
Changes/Recommendations: Next time I would moderate the the strength of the black coffee a little and I would consider making a larger batch with larger loaves.