Icelandic Rye Bread - Rúgbrauð
Rye Bread, Volcano, Lava bread and Thunder Bread
Icelandic Rye Bread, sometime called Lavabread, Volcano Bread, Thunder Bread, Pot bread or Geyserbread, or in Icelandic Rúgbrauð or Hverabrauð.
Rye bread is a all year-round essential food in Iceland. The bread is dense, mildly sweet, hearty rye bread is ubiquitous in its native Iceland. Thunder bread is traditionally sliced very thin and served with smoked, cured, or pickled foods; smoked trout, salmon, herring. That said, it's also delicious with a simple smear of salted butter and and cheese.
What is Icelandic rye bread made of?
The Icelandic rye bread is made of rye flour, whole wheat or all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, Icelandic súrmjólk (sour milk) and golden syrup
What is geothermal bread?
Rye bread Traditionally known as hverabrauð (hot spring bread) because it was traditionally baked in a special pot underground in the heat of local geothermal hot springs or geyser for 24 hours.
Why is Icelandic rye bread sweet?
The Icelandic rye bread is slow-baked bread and that breaks down the starch in the rye which makes it sweet. The bread becomes sweet on its own when baked. What is the famous bread in Iceland?
Where to buy the Icelandic rye bread?
The Icelandic rye bread can be bought here, at The Icelandic Store. We wrap it safely and bring it to your doorstep by DHL Express.
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Genarelly we offer 3 choices of shipping your Icelandic products, not all of them may be an option depending on your location:
- DHL Worldwide Express : This option is for those who want their products delivered fast and safe. Shipping time is usually 2-4 working days after they are dispatched from our facilities. Regular updates while in transit.
- Priority Shipping: Estimated shipping time is 10-25 working days. No automated updates but fully traceable.
- Economy shipping by Icelandic Post: Reliable but not very fast. Shipping time 1-4 weeks (Europe) and 2-8 weeks (USA)
Estimated shipping prices for DHL:
USA and Europe: 1-5kg (2-10lbs) - $25
Rest of the world: 1-5kg (2-10lbs) - $35-45
Every kg adds approximately $5 to the shipping cost
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