Caraway seed bread

Caraway seed bread

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Scandinavian Baking
Makes
2 loaves
Photographer
Columbus Leth

This is called surbrød, meaning sour bread. It’s an old-fashioned, dense wheat bread. Traditionally we would eat this with smoked salmon, or gravadlax with sweet mustard sauce. I serve it for lunch in the summer with brown shrimp (fjordrejer), home-made mayonnaise and dill.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

Day 1

Quantity Ingredient
400ml buttermilk
200g stoneground rye flour
25g fresh yeast

Day 2

Quantity Ingredient
500ml lukewarm water
25g fresh yeast
1kg strong white flour, plus more to dust
2 tablespoons caraway seeds, plus 1–2 tbsp for the top
10g salt
1 egg, lightly beaten

Method

  1. Day 1

    Mix the buttermilk and rye flour in a large bowl, crumble in the yeast and stir. Cover with foil and leave overnight at room temperature.
  2. Day 2

    Mix yesterday’s dough with the lukewarm water and crumble in the yeast, then add the flour, caraway seeds and salt and mix well. Knead on a floured work surface until firm and smooth, then cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for two hours.

    Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface once more, then form it into two oval-shaped breads. Place on baking trays lined with baking parchment. Cover with tea towels and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 200°C, brush the loaves with the egg and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Spray or throw cold water into the oven to create steam inside. Bake the loaves for 35–40 minutes, then leave them to cool on a wire rack.
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