Russian Black Bread
WOW! I finally made it! I finished the new challenge of our dear Bread Baking Babes.
It took me a while longer to prepare the bread than I thought because “Harry” my rye sourdough seemed to feel a bit neglected during my vacation and so he was not happy to see me and needed some more fuss and loving than I expected. But in the end we are friends again ;o)
Other than that the bread was really easy to prepare except for the dough to be a bit more sticky than I like my doughs that I have to work with…
The only change I made this time was that I used whole rye flour and substituted the breadflour with a spelt/rice flour mix (…the wheat, you know *smile*)
So here I present you my baby:
Looks nice, huh?
I think I should have given him a bit more time to rise before baking but with spelt flour you better be safe than sorry with proofing times.
I like the texture and the taste of the bread very much. Had two slices this morning with butter and it was great!!
Thanks Görel for the recipe and the challenge!
Did you try this bread yet? No?
Go and have a look at all the other gorgeous Bread Baking Babes’ Black Russians here:
Bake My Day (Karen) | CanelaYComino (Gretchen) | Cookie Baker Lynn (Lynn) | Grain Doe (Görel) | I Like to Cook (Sara) | Living In The Kitchen With Puppies (Natshaya) | Living on Bread and Water (Monique) | Lucullian Delights (Ilva) | Notitie van Lien (Lien) | The Sour Dough (Mary aka Breadchick) | Thyme for Cooking (Katie) | My Kitchen in Half Cups (Tanna)
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