Special Rye

Known in Russia as Borodinsky (Бородинский, click to listen), this rye bread is made with a fermented scalded starter and topped with coriander seeds. It is denser, sweeter and more tender in comparison with our Russian Rye bread. Special rye bread has about 85% of rye flour and a lot of mystic! This technologically complicated bread could not appear among peasants, it was created at a Russian bread factory somewhere in the late 1920s or early 1930s. However, the legend of Borodinsky bread tells a different story. In 1812, general Alexander Tuchkov died as a hero at the battle of Borodino, where Russians won but had to retreat. The body of the 34 year old general killed by a grapeshot was never recovered. His widow came to the battlefield a couple months later and tried to find the body. She never married again, and established a convent at the former battlefield. Later she became an abbess of this monastery. The nuns had reportedly come up with special bread's recipe to serve at mourning events - dark, tender and covered with round coriander seeds representing a deadly grapeshot...

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