A simple recipe for potato salad that produces a pleasing chunky texture that is not acidic or slimy like most potato salads. This has not mustard, no eggs, no-frills. Just potatoes, mayo, green onions, and salt and pepper.…
In nordic countries like Denmark, they LOVE rye bread. Rugbrod is a traditional sourdough rye bread loaded with craked rye, cracked whole wheat, sunflower, and flax seeds that has a nice dark color and a wonderful hearty flavor.
You’ll find similar bread in Germany also. I will be honest, this hearty style bread is NOT going to appeal to most kids or those who are accustomed to white bread. This is a whole different experience. Lovely tang, moist dense texture, and loads of flavor for me, this is nirvana.
I gave a half a loaf to a German chef I know, he LOVED it and said it reminded him of home, a great compliment for me as this dude can bake bread like a Parisian rock star!
Rugbrod Danish Seeded Sourdough Rye
- 3/4 c sunflower seeds, cracked
- 3/4 c golden flax seed
- 3/4 c whole wheat berries, cracked
- 3/4 c rye berries, cracked
- 2 tbs malt syrup
- 4-4-1/2 c waterk
- 1-1/2 c sourdough starter
- 3 c all purpose flour
- 3 c rye flour
- 1 tbs kosher salt
- 3 tbs sauce darkerner (klitche nbouquet)
- To a large bowl add the first 7 ingredients, mix well, cover and let sit overnight in fridge or 8 hours room temp.
- After restting time, mix in the rest of the ingredients, stir well, cover and let sit 2 hours.
- Divide content to two greased standard loaf pans(8.5 x.4.5), smooth out the surface, cover and let rise another 2 hours.
- preheat oven to 365, bake 1 hour, remove to a cooling rack, wait at least 4 hours before tryign the bread.
Making sourdough bread does take time but is certainly worth every effort, both for taste and for health. Many gluten-sensitive people can eat sourdough bread which is amazing!
While I have never been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, I know when I eat bread leavened with yeast my face pays the price! However, I can eat tons of sourdough bread that have had a long fermentation, with no ill effects. HUGE!!
As you progress in your skills you can try different flours made with ancient grains like spelt, einkorn and emmer and dense super-tasty bread like sourdough rye with all sorts of seeds like sunflower, flax, and pumpkin.
Making sourdough is a skill worth having in your culinary arsenal and you really don’t need much equipment other than a kitchen scale, a jar, and some bowls. Sure having cast iron pots, banettons, etc. can help, but they’re not a requirement.
Here are a few of the tools of the trade that I use, remember, I have been cooking and baking many decades and I have built up a good supply of tools.
I make several different kinds of sourdough bread including spelt, mixed grains, rye, cheese, cinnamon raisin, and my absolute favorite is rugbrod, a Danish sourdough rye bread with seeds that is dark and amazing!
I mentioned in the podcast a great resource for learning all sorts of detailed information about sourdough baking. The Perfect Loaf is a highly recommended website with very high-quality recipes, images, and overall information. Certainly worth checking out!
The recipe that follows is a basic sourdough and assumed you already know how to make a sourdough starter. For this recipe, you will need a large bowl, kitchen scale and either your hands or the danish dough hook.
Basic Sourdough Bread
- 700 g AP flour
- 300 g whole wheat flour
- 750 g pure water
- 150 g active sourdough starter
- 23 g kosher salt (or the salt of your choice-not iodized )
- ——–Starting at 6 pm——-
- Autolyse-1-3 hours or longer 🙂
- Mix flours and waters in large bowl.
- Add water, mix well until all the flour is combined and none remains on the bottom of the bowl.
- ———Make Dough——-
- After autolyse, sprinkle salt over the surface of the bread.
- Add sourdough starter, sprnnead of over the surface of the dough.
- Pokes the dough with all your fingers to start to incorpoorate the salt and starter into the dough Use the stretch and fold method (pictures below) to fully mix the ingredients..
- Cover dough and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove bowl from fridge and allow to sit out until about 2 pm, then start your series of stretch and folds.
- After 4 stretch and folds, spaced 30-45 minutes apart, shape your bread on a floured work surface, cover and lest rest a few hours.
- Shape your dough by folding the the bread onto itself until the top has some tension. Dust bread with flour, cover and let rest while oven preheats.
- preheat oven to 500 degrees with cast iron dutch oven with lid inside
- After the oven has been at 500 degrees for at leat 30 minutes your ready to put dough into the cast iron pot. Please refer to the audio near the end, for these instructions.
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In this episode of Harvest Eating, I will walk you through a quick sourdough starter recipe and technique.
I will also discuss making simple whole wheat fermented sourdough pancakes which are to die for!…
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I created this course a few years back…things were ok…not so much anymore with the Fed pumping billions into overnight repo markets to “prop up” major banks that need liquidity. If the economy is so good, why do banks need emergency injections of liquidity?
Here is a link to Food Storage Feast….check it out. I hope you (or me) never need it!!
The real estate market is up, houses and land are at dizzying levels, Dow Jones near-record high, things are great right? Well, I think there is much more to the story. Globally, the bubble that was created after the 2008 crash is showing signs of deflating with many indicators pointing to troubling times ahead.
There is so some serious signs of cracking in global markets, I think we’re in for the trouble we were supposed to experience long ago, but it was kept at bay with QE and low-interest rates.
I sure hope the powers that be can figure this out…but I am not standing idle rather I am continuing to make sure my family is as prepared as ever.
I hope you are doing the same for your family.
Today I thought I would just chat about our plans for Christmas Dinner 2018 and what I think we should prepare….
Do you have a long-term food storage plan? If not make a food storage list and get started building your stockpile….