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Danish Rye Bread
In this world there are three things a Dane will invariably miss while abroad for a long period:
True Rye Bread
True rye bread is made in Denmark to be eaten by Danes. However, it is important to note that in the scope of this entry, a Dane can be defined not only by nationality but as well by showing true Danish heart and spirit.
As is the case with Rolex watches, Gucci leather goods or Armani suits there are many fraudulent copies of true rye bread out there. In Sweden, for example, they tend to make something of the kind but it's too light, too sweet and not just right. German rye bread suffers from over-industrialised processing which is a common threat to all good bread.
To help stranded Danes out there, here is a recipe for true rye bread.
Put a chopping board or the like on top of the bowl and then cover with the cloth; this will keep the dough away from the cloth if it decides to outgrow the bowl.
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The sources are:
The latter method, which also is good when your stored-away sour dough expires for some reason, looks approximately like this:
Mix yoghurt (natural) with flour (just about any kind will do) and an appropriate (not too large amount) of yeast. With fresh yeast, use maybe 10 - 15g. The mix should be porridge-like in consistency, in that it is rather wet, but not free-flowing. Make up something like 0.75 litres in total volume and leave in the bowl (covered by plastic film) at room temperature for a day or so.
Occasionally the first batch of bread made with an emergency procedure sour dough become more 'sour' in taste than normal, so you might consider adding a wee bit more treacle. The slightly too sour taste disappears with the second generation of the dough.
How to Enjoy
Cut yourself a slice, put on whatever you like to put on bread, and eat, uttering noises of pleasure as you do so.
One serving suggestion might be warm leverpostej in fair amounts. Does very well accompanied by cold beer (Tuborg Classic fits well here) and a chilled (not frozen) aquavit such as Red or Blue Aalborg.
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