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Rye, not only for food

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Rye, not only for food

I picked up a tid bit today while watching a documentary.  A very traditional paint used in scandinavian countries combines mineral color (hardware store) like iron red with water and rye flour.  Said to last 50 years.   I think it familiar with "Barn Red" in color. 


I knew that sticky rye flour was good for some major jobs. 

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that it's used in paintings restorations, too.


The more you know it the more you love it!

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AnnaInMD

my facial cream .....

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Mini Oven

From what I was reading under rye paint...  some boiled linseed oil is in the outdoor formula and applied to the surface every 10 years to freshen it up. 


How about using just boiled linseed oil?  Rye is most likely a sunblocker and we sure do need our vitamine sunshine!  …Night cream?  …After our sourdough facials?   Lol!

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her hands before she went across the yard to the wash kitchen where a great kettle boiled her whites and then she would have to rinse two or three times by hand and after that hang them in the wintry air.

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highmtnpam

What about a face mask??  Sourdough  starter beauty routine???


 Pam

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Mini Oven

I really think it cool to have the paint on a WFO made out of rye flour.  It's biodegradable.

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highmtnpam

Do you or Karin have a linzer cookie recipe.?  I spilled water all over my old (antique?) cookie recipe.  Help ( this really is an old recipe because it used hirsch horn salts) Thanks


Pam

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I have quite a few recipes, some with nuts, some without.  This year I mixed up Stan & Norm's recipe.  The dough is chilling as I type. 


Mil uses Ischler Bäckerei recipe


300g Flour, 250g Butter, 140g Sugar, 170g Hazelnuts roasted & ground, 1 knife point of ground Cinnamon.  Jam and powdered sugar to finish.   Covered and chilled at least 1 hour in fridge or overnight in a cool room.  Knead the dough lightly before rolling out 3mm thick.   210°C middle oven position 8-10 minutes  lightly brown edges. 


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Another recipe uses 250g Butter, 250g Flour, 120g peeled and grated Almonds, 120g Sugar, 1Tbs lemon juice.   Bake in a medium oven.


Then to fill 200g apricot or red current jam, powdered sugar. 


Mini

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highmtnpam

The first one sounds like the one I "wanted"   


Pam

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http://www.rezeptesammlung.net/indexweihnachten.htm


Quite a long list in fact.  The first one on the left under Linzer Augen includes baking powder.   That might be the closest one, using hirshhorn salz instead.


Mini

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highmtnpam

why my grandmother said that she didn't miss the good ole days...not even one tiny bit.


Pam

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AnnaInMD

Pam !!  :)   Especially as I get older, I try to remember just what my poor grandmother went through. A tiny person, barely 5', all these hard and cumbersome chores and I gripe at the most minor inconveniences.


 


 

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highmtnpam

Thank you so much.  I spent a wonderful Christmas in a small German town many years ago. Make that many, many years ago. A friend from France took me to her home for Christmas. We went from house to house and had coffee or gluevine (sp)  I have a dozen carefully translated recipes.  After the water disaterr, I took them and scanned them.. Safe forever. I understand you are in Austria now. Have a wonderful time. Frolhiche Weinachten.  


Pam