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M2

Norwegian bread

I learned from the newspaper article that the Norwegian Olympic team have brought their own bakers to bake bread for their athletes.  The bread is described as "a rich dark bread --rye, oats and barley combined in the same loaf".  I'm very intrigued about this bread.  Does anyone know any bread similar to this?


They have rented a bakery in Squamish (a town between Vancouver and Whistler) to bake their daily bread.  Extra loaves are sold to local customers.  Though I'd love to drive up there to check them out, I really don't want to get trapped in the Olympic traffic.  If there is anyone on the forum lives in that area, would you please kindly snap a pic for me ;) ?


Here is the article:


http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/2010wintergames/Norwegian+bakers+cook+healthy+Squamish+loaf/2569669/story.html


Michelle

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plevee

There is a recipe in Dan Leader's 'Bread Alone' for coarse grain Norwegian farm loaf. It's made with a poolish and coarse ground wheat and cracked wheat and rye. Is this what you're looking for?  Patsy

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plevee

There is a recipe in Dan Leader's 'Bread Alone' for coarse grain Norwegian farm loaf. It's made with a poolish and coarse ground wheat and cracked wheat and rye. Is this what you're looking for?  Patsy

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M2

Thanks Colin for the link!  I wonder how does the bread taste like... :)


Plevee, I only have Dan's Local Bread.  I'll try to get a copy from the library.  Thanks for the suggestion!


Michelle

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BjornErik

The Norwegian chain operating the bakery to supply the Norwegian Olympians with bread has whole grain mixes available.  Here's a link:  http://www.nordicimports.com/bread-mixes.html