Over my last few days off (and the few days proceeding) I made this rye bread. The name means Cherry Rye Bread, I liked how it sounded and it accurately describes the bread so bam! Kirschroggenbrot is born. I started out a few days before starting the bread by sprouting a little more then 1000g of rye berries. This is the second time I’v sprouted anything and I’m pretty pleased by how straight forward and apparently foolproof it is.
Once the berries were sprouted I took half of them and dried them for around 4 hours at 105F in a dehydrator, and the other half I put in a jar in the fridge
Once the berries where dried I ground them very coarsely and got to work on the levain builds.
Build one: 10g coarse rye, 10g water, 10g rye chef
Build two: 30g coarse rye, 30g water, 30g (all of previous culture)
Build three: 110g coarse rye, 110g water, 90g (all of previous culture)
Once the culture builds were good and finished I started on the final recipe,
500g super coarse, sprouted rye flour. (77%)
300g coarse rye levain. (23% rye, 23% water)
600g sprouted rye berries. (92%)
233g dried cherries. (36%)
293g german black beer. (45%)
142g water. (22%)
16g salt. (2.5)
First I mixed the flour, beer and water and let it sit for 25 minutes. then I added the berries, cherries, levain and salt. Mixed with my hands briefly and packed right into my 9x4x4 pullman pan.
4 hours later I put the pan with the top on into a 450F oven and baked for 30 minutes
30 minutes later I turned the oven down to 420 and baked for 30 minutes
30 minutes later I turned the oven down to 375 and again baked for thirty minutes
half an hour later down to 350
half an hour later down to 300
half an hour later I removed the top of the pan.
15 minutes later I removed the loaf from the pan and finished it up on the stone for 15 minutes.
after 15 minutes I took the loaf off the stone and put in on a oven rack, turned the oven off and let the loaf and the oven cool down together for an hour or so.
Then I waited 24+ hours and cut it.
This bread is crazy filling and just great tasting. My house smelled like caramelizing sugar, spicy wet rye and cherries for hours.
another thing I did differently this time was lightly rub the inside of my pan (including the top) with butter on a paper towel, then I put a generous amount of rye flour in the pan, closed the lid and shook. this gave the loaf a nice covering of rye and served as a non stick barrier for such a wet loaf.
Source: Fresh Loaf