Preparation / Directions:
Makes two 9-inch loaves
In a saucepan combine buckwheat groats and the egg, and cook, stirring, over medium heat until grains separate. Add the hot water, bring to a boil, cover, and simmer about 20 minutes, until the groats are fluffy and tender; use a fork to stir air into the mixture.
In a large bowl dissolve the yeast n the warm water until it starts to swell. Stir n the white flour, buckwheat groats, milk, rye flour, sugar, and salt. When the mixture is well blended it will form a stiff dough. Turn it out on a floured surface and let rest while you clean and grease the bowl.
Knead 10 minutes, adding white flour as necessary to make the dough smooth. Form it into a ball and put in the greased bowl, turning it to coat all over. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 1/2 - 2 hours, until doubled.
Punch the dough down, cover with a towel, and let it rise 1 hour longer, until it doubles again.
Turn the dough out, divide it, and form each half in loaves. Put in 2 oiled 9-inch loaf pans. Cover with a towel and let rise about 45 minutes, until the loaves double in size.
Bake in a preheated 350 F oven 1 hour. Turn loaves onto a rack to cool.