Prep 35 mins
Cook 3 hrs
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope yeast
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 cups water, lukewarm
- 2 cups buckwheat flour
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon caraway seed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Proof the yeast in the lukewarm water with the sugar.
- After you get a yeast sponge add the buttermilk (room temperature), salt, eggs and the three different kinds of flour and caraway seeds.
- Mix well.
- Take the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, kneading until smooth.
- Place the dough in a large buttered bowl, cover with a towel and let stand in a warm place to rise until doubled in bulk.
- This will take from 1~/2 to 2 hours.
- Take the dough out and punch it down a couple of times.
- Knead and shape the dough into a loaf and place in a buttered loaf pan (9~ by 5~). Let stand in a warm place, covered with a towel, to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush the bread with a little melted butter and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until light brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped with your finger.
- Cool wrapped in a towel.
I believe there is a serious error in this recipe. Perhaps it should call for 2 Tbsp water instead of 2 cups? I had to add at least another 1 1/2 cups flour to get it to a kneadable stage. Not sure if it will turn out!
I don't think anyone would have done it, but the preheating mentioned in step 1 is much too early. The dough mentioned in step 4 was a batter. So I added enough flour (5 1/2 more cups), extra salt (1 teaspoon) and some oil (1 tablespoon - just because) to make a kneadable dough. I continued from there, and got 2 medium loaves (620 g each) and 17 rolls at about 45 g (1 1/2 oz) each. What can I say? The bread is delicious, but it's not really the bread of this recipe. And I'm not sure what the buckwheat flour contributes - maybe some texture, not much flavor what with the caraway seeds. We will eat the bread and enjoy it, but I don't think I'll try this again.