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December 31, 2016 1:20 PM   Subscribe

I like super-heavy rye breads. This looks delicious, actually.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:35 PM on December 31, 2016 [1 favorite]

Do so want.
posted by Splunge at 1:42 PM on December 31, 2016

Hverabrauð (hot springs bread) is pretty tasty. It's usually quite moist, while normal rúgbrauð (rye bread) is drier (incidentally, that's not a picture of rúgbrauð in the article, but Danish rugbrød, which is made with a sourdough starter, unlike the Icelandic rye bread). I imagine you can make a pretty serviceable version of hverabrauð by making rúgbrauð in a crock pot
posted by Kattullus at 1:44 PM on December 31, 2016 [11 favorites]

That bread looks gorgeous. Yum
posted by torisaur at 1:52 PM on December 31, 2016

Nice. At this very moment, I'm making a sort of similar rye bread- swedish svartbröd, for a metafilter meetup tomorrow. Sounds like normally it would have sourdough, but the version I'm making was adapted to use yeast. It does still turn out pretty dense. Now I want to go find some hotsprings and try burying foods around them.
posted by Secretariat at 1:56 PM on December 31, 2016 [2 favorites]

Now I want to make lava ash lavash.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:59 PM on December 31, 2016 [8 favorites]

From Wikipedia:

Excessive consumption of this bread is said to cause flatulence, earning it its nickname þrumari which roughly translates as "thunderbread".

posted by robotmachine at 2:13 PM on December 31, 2016 [18 favorites]

Looks delicious! Reminds me somewhat of Boston Brown Bread, which is steamed in a coffee can.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 2:36 PM on December 31, 2016 [3 favorites]

It looks like a boiled pudding. Dense and spongy. I guess raisins aren't a traditional ingredient in Iceland. Blueberries might be the right addition.
posted by Bee'sWing at 4:41 PM on December 31, 2016

Looks to be bread, nice and slow cooked.
posted by oceanjesse at 5:26 PM on December 31, 2016

Gordon Ramsay cooked volcano bread in his Iceland episode, but it got nicked by the locals overnight. Video (with puffin hunting, so be warned).
posted by waninggibbon at 8:16 PM on December 31, 2016

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