Help -- what 's the dark brown bread with a fine small golden grain or
seed in it -- NOT sesame seed -- called?
The seeds in this bread are a mystery -- they're round, like millet seed. Crunchy. The color of pale honey. About the size of a round of 5-mm pencil lead -- too small to be uncooked couscous, for example.
The bread is chewy but not stiff, so not pumpernickel; its crumb is not as coarse as an Italian loaf, its crust not as leathery as a French baguette. It's not sweet-flavored nor does it have the characteristic whang of molasses-sweetened bread; alas, nor does it taste of buttermilk. It may not be a yeast-risen bread, but a quick-leavened bread. I know not, alas. Its color is like burnished leather, or like a chocolate (not fudge or devil's food, but cocoa-powder) cake.
No raisins, so not Boston Brown. Not made in a can, so not a Boston Brown variant. It's baked, not steamed; the top doesn't crack, and it tastes yummy without being either sweet or nutty. It's dark, as dark or darker than the dark swirls in the bread they make Arby's Reuben sandwiches on, but there's no rye or caraway involved. It's the table gift at the place I was taken for Valentine's. It's delicate but you can slice it to a thinness that would be the despair of the melba-toast industry.
It is soooooooooooooooo good. And I don't know the name of it....