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Danish “Rugbrød”

February 25, 2021
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Photo by Helle
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • makes 1 loaf
Author Notes

Have you ever wanted to bake your own everyday bread that is easy to bake, healthy and deliecious? Here it is, at least I think so. The only “difficult” part of this recipe is that you need a sourdough starter but if you get one once you only need to feed before making the dough.

You can make a sourdough starter by mixing 50grams of whole wheat flour together with 50grams of water in jar and let it sit at room temperature for 2 days with a cloth covering it.
On day 3 you take 25grams of that flour mixture and mix it in a new jar with 25 grams of water and the same amount of flour. Repeat that the next two days until the sourdough becomes a bit bubbely and smells a little sour. ( you can always use the old sourdough in cakes or pancakes so you don`t need to toss it).

When your sourdough is ready you can mix about 1 tablespoon with 30 grams of whole wheat flour and 45 grams of rye flour and 75 grams of water in a jar and let it sit for one day. That is the sourdough you will use for your bread.

(If you already have a sourdough starter you can just use that one and only do the last preparing step) —Helle

What You'll Need
  • 150 grams Fresh sourdough
  • 100 grams Crashed rye
  • 100 grams Crashed wheat
  • 100 grams Linseeds
  • 100 grams Sunflower seeds
  • 800 milliliters Water
  • 120 grams Whole wheat flour
  • 120 grams Rye flour
  • 1,5 tablespoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar beet molasses
  1. First combine sourdough, water, linseeds, sunflower seed, crashed rye and crashed wheat in a big bowl and leave it covered with a lid over night at room temperature.
  2. The next day you add the remaining ingredients. You may need a bit more water. The dough should be firm and not to sticky but well combined.
  3. Put the dough into a lightly greased loaf pan and let it sit for another 2-4 hours. Then bake it at 180°C for about 1 hour. (If you tap on the bottom it should sound hollow)
  4. You can keep the bread in a bag or freeze it if you can`t eat it all at once.

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