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dorkmania

I vaguely remember watching a volcanic bread video where the dude comes back the next day and is absolutely flabbergasted to find his bread stolen.


sashaaa123

It was Gordon ramsey


Runningcolt

How to start a blood feud 101.


Extreme_Newspaper_19

A bread feud


smurficus103

Maybe some drunk guy took the wrong pot


bobmcbobbie

It’s the one of Gordon Ramsay hunting puffins in Iceland I believe


GoatsNHose

That was Gordon Ramsay


jiminthenorth

Isn't stollen a Christmas thing?


dorkmania

Entschuldigen?


Srnkanator

Wasn't that either Anthony Bourdain or Andrew Zimmerm on one of their shows?


Beelzabub

But ovens [did not](https://nannarognvaldar.com/a-little-food-history/) mysteriously come to Iceland 300 years ago.


The_Irony_of_Life

Hahahah 😂


EarballsOfMemeland

[Tasting History did an episode on this.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UolBvOIodEg) Good news: You don't need to use a volcano to make it yourself.


Triette

Aww but that’s the fun part!


EarballsOfMemeland

You don't \*HAVE* to.


Triette

Instructions unclear, threw self into Volcano.


mynextthroway

Since Iceland has not been consumed by the fury of the Gods, I can safely assume you were a virgin. Before you three yourself into a volcanoe and died.


Hawx74

Thanks! Glad they actually included an image of what it looks like when it comes out of the pot because I was curious


spatial_interests

Naw, come on! Man, some straight like you, giant stick up his ass all of a suddenly at age what, 60 he's just going to bake bread?


dorkmania

It's kind of like making iced tea without ice, you can do it but it feels pretty friggin weird.


JoeWhy2

It's only one kind of bread that is cooked that way. It's called rúgbrauð. It's a dark brown, very dense and somewhat sweet bread. Delicious with a thick layer of butter on it.


StartingReactors

To be fair, I’d eat almost anything with a thick layer of butter on it.


zKarp

:)


TKuja1

sounds like this bread is shit


AssumeTheFetal

Hey. Cut it out.


Rico-soul_Light

Based lol


Germanloser2u

how is that based


Cho-Chang

I eat regional bread everywhere I travel and nothing comes close to volcano bread. It really is worth going to Iceland just for that (and Brod's cardamom buns, of course)


thebadyearblimp

This is the hobby I didn’t know I needed


DADBODGOALS

Agreed. What should we call ourselves? Loafers?


Eurofooty

Breadventurers 🍞


DontGetNEBigIdeas

Yeasties


Basic-Lawyer2360

Yeastie Boys


DontGetNEBigIdeas

Almost said that, but didn’t want to exclude our female and non-binary breadies


RuberCaput

Gastronauts?


proprapy1

Does the plastic heat up and mess up the bread in any way?


Bitten469

Rugbrød


Mop_Duck

det var det jeg også tenkte på


Bran_Solo

It’s also often nicknamed “thunderbread” because it tends to make you fart a lot. Dead serious.


UltG

Like pumpernickel? Literally “devil’s wind”.


doktorhladnjak

Sounds like literally “rye bread” in English


furryscrotum

In the Netherlands we have similarly named roggebrood, but it is unfortunately not imbued with hot rock energy. I hope the icelandic version tastes better!


therealCatnuts

Incredibly dense. One slice goes a long way.


MatsRivel

Is that name not just literally "rye bread"?


KleioChronicles

What did they use before plastic? I assume they didn’t have plastic wrap for the last 300 years.


Texasgirl190

Probably a towel. Just to keep dirt out. But I wasn’t there a hundred years ago 🤷‍♀️


PalmBreezy

Towel.... For the water???


Ostey82

That's what I thought, they talk about doing it the traditional way then mention wrapping it in plastic. It's very cool don't get me wrong, I just think it has comical timing


TirbFurgusen

Some type of water tight sealant like pitch, tar, wax, fat or blubber. Maybe a bag made from animal stomach or treated hide. The pot could have screwed or clamped together to be water tight. The steam pressure was high enough to keep water from getting in? I would also like to know.


sho666

ah, behold the ole traditional plastic wrapping @~24 seconds


ChaotiCait

I have had this bread and it is DELICIOUS. It’s almost like cake.


glitchy-novice

I thought this was hangi in New Zealand, then I read captions. We don’t make bread, we cook meat and vege like this. I might look this up and give it a crack.


Visible-Pomelo-9870

In the volcanic island of Madeira, Portugal, they do that too, but instead of bread they cook a traditional Portuguese dish called cozido. Its a pretty simple dish, the name translates to "boiled". You just get potatoes, cabbage, carrots, different types of meat and sausages and boiled them together in one pot, usually served with rice as well. In Madeira they also make small holes in strategic places and leave it to cook for a while. I've never had the Madeira version of this dish, but it is said that you can taste a bit of the sulfur.


longlaz

It is not in Madeira but in São Miguel island in the Azores, and it is called Cozido da Furnas.


Visible-Pomelo-9870

Oh shit my bad got confused


Jakkerak

Using heat to cook food???!!?!????!??


Luised2094

Crazy right!


DogmaLOLOL

Using heat produced by volcanic activity on a beach near ice cold water. Comments diminishing the coolness of things always exist. You’re that guy. 😅


willie_caine

*Atoms moving???!!?!????!??*


DoTheCreep_ahh

Particles? Existing?!?!???


Xyvexa

Thus belongs in r/interestingassfuck


domainDr

Does it smell/taste like sulfur? Especially the eggs


baby_got_backhand

The bread doesn't, but the cooking area sure does! I went there when I was in Iceland- so cool to see (and the bread was super tasty)!


domainDr

Interesting indeed!


Triette

No


Dakooder

I'd imagine an egg shell is tough enough to avoid exterior smells from penetrating it, even while cooking.


Cinemaphreak

Forget the bread, that's probably homemade gravlax he put on it. Hmmmmm.... guess it's time to make some myself and Ralphs has salmon filets on sale ATM. For those wondering, gravlax is kinda like lox but it's cured with salt & sugar and not smoked. It's pretty easy to do (best to do it on the weekend starting on Friday night). It takes like 5 minutes to put this together. It's 50/50 salt & sugar and you will need about 50% of the total filet weight to do it (for a 2 lb filet thats about 8oz each of salt & sugar) plus about a cup of fresh dill (but not required - you can sprinkle fresh dill when serving). * Cut the filet exactly in half and sprinkle the cure agent on the skin side of one. * Place it skin side down in a dish (I used a square glass baking dish. You could probably use a plate but there will be juice from the curing process so it will need to have a flared edge). Thoroughly cover the flesh side with the cure agent along with fresh dill if using it. * Do the same for the remaining filet's flesh side. * Lay the 2nd filet flesh side down on top of the 1st (match them like puzzle pieces so the top is as level as possible - filets are often thicker on the top than the bottom so line up the thicker part of one with the thinner part of the other filet). * Using plastic wrap (do NOT use foil) cover them, pushing the wrap down to make it as airtight as possible. * Put this in your refrigerator. Avoid putting it in any known very cold spots. * You are going to weigh down the filets to help the squeeze out the juice. I use a particular baking dish because I have a small cutting board that fits perfectly inside of it. I can then put whatever I need on top without fear that, say, a can bottom tears the wrap. You just need to put a few pounds on top. I've used 28oz cans of plum tomatoes and I've used a pot of leftover stew. It just needs to balance on top. * After 12 hours, pour out the juice that has accumulated, flip the filets over and replace it weighted down in the fridge. Leave it for another 12 hours and drain off the juice again. Now comes the point where how cured you want it is determined. After 24 hours, it's cured enough to eat. But it's a very light cure. Myself, I like a 36 hour medium cure which gets more of the dill flavor into the gravlax and it cuts more easily into thin slices. Some go a full 48 hours up to 72 hours to get it nice & chewy. How long you cure will also determine how long it will keep: * 24 hour = about one day (24 hours) * 36-48 hour = about 3 days * 72 hour = about 5 days. Yes, you can also freeze it if you used fresh salmon. We just ate the last of the gravlax I made about 3 months ago and it was still great.


aboxacaraflatafan

This is cool. I'm saving the crap out of this. Thanks!


Chelseafc5505

Used to make this at a restaurant I worked at. In addition to the salt & sugar we'd include citrus zest and juice. -5 cups salt -5 cups sugar -5 lemons (juice & zest) -5 oranges (juice & zest) -5 limes (zest only) Cure 36-48hrs, rinse well, dry well. Absolutely superb!


Cinemaphreak

I'd be very careful using citrus juice because that's basically turning it into ceviche. The juice is going to "cook" the salmon and change the color from the orange-red of raw to the grey & pink. I also sometimes make Pepin's quick gravlax which uses thin strips of salmon and only takes a few hours, but he warns to never put any lemon juice on it until just before consuming. I have seen just how fast lemon juice can "cook" it when I squeezed some on mine and took too long enjoying a martini I had with it.


Chelseafc5505

We made it every single weekend, and it was absolutely fine. The volume of juice compared to the salt and sugar is relatively small, plus you omit the lime juice which I'd assume is the most acidic. It gives the salt/sugar mix more of slightly damp sand consistency but it's not as though the fish is sitting in pure citrus juice.


StealthedWorgen

Would i try it? If I found boiling ground, sure.


IBlazeMyOwnPath

I was there a year ago; it was delicious bread And being able to jump from the hot spring into the lake was fantastically refreshing


stphnshd

Zac Efron did that on his netflix show.


SalsaBueno

We do the same thing in Texas. Leave some dough in your car in July and see what’s what by lunchtime.


highs_a_kite

Yo that’s cool as shit!! 😌


[deleted]

I do a US version. Pop a couple of slices in a toaster and I have a delicious hot bread in a minute. I put some mayo a slice of ham and a slice of lettuce on it and voila! We have what we call a ham sandwich.


cheeseo

sounds like the perfect place for a good bean hole.


Agreeable_Noise6838

Free energy!!


Willowisp_

I would only cook this way! Hot food for free, hot bath for free, what else do you need? Your home is cold? Just take a hot bath outside!


[deleted]

How is iceland going to do with rising sea levels?


inspiredcrypto

Call me crazy but surely the stove is easier


HVACdaddy91

That combo looks delicious


Jedi-master-dragon

I'd eat it.


knightinarmoire

The bread with butter fish and egg looks pretty delicious


fasulo_

Yeah yes, the 300 year old tradition of wrapping pots in plastic


[deleted]

Was plastic wrap a thing 100yrs ago?


Zestyclose-Manner949

They likely used some sort of tightly-woven cotton/linen. Something we could easily do these days but folks don't do it because plastic works better and is more convenient than cloth...unfortunately it also ruins the planet.


HunterSTL

That's considered tons of butter?


TheJAY_ZA

In Japan on Mt Hakone there's a small monestary and the monks living there harvest sulphur from the thermal vents. They also offer "Black Eggs" to any pilgrims who walk up to visit them. Due to the high sulphur content in the water the egg shells go black when boiled in the sulphur rich water. They also taste quite nice to me. Some people say they taste unpleasant tho. From there I would advise hiking to lake Ashi, a bunch of people locked in a cable car who've just eaten sulphur and boiled eggs are probably gonna fart visible clouds.


DyerMaker99

This is right next to my old high school! We used to go there like once a month to bake bread to have for breakfast if we were staying the weekend in our dorms. Those were the days.


The_Irony_of_Life

Must be nice living on Iceland right now, free heating


shellshocktm

How do they bake bread in the ground if the land is made of ice


Vecrin

Its an Icelandic psyop post to trick people into thinking Iceland isn't some artic hellacape. We're on to you, Icelanders.


KleioChronicles

Don’t you know? It’s the land of fire AND ice. They just couldn’t fit both in the name.


dorkmania

By putting it in an oven.


morcs74

Just seems a lot easier to use an oven tbh


Vakr_Skye

Just wait till you hear about surströmming...


Henroriro_XIV

That's Swedish tho


GlenGregoryLO

I saw this on that Zac Efron show


cygamessucks

If this was America you would be charged to use the spot


Important_Raise_2056

What is that supposed to mean? And why do you mention america of all places on a video about Iceland?


cygamessucks

Because I assume its a public place you can go to and use free of charge? in America it wouldn't be.


Important_Raise_2056

There are plenty of public places in america wtf?


BroovenBot

“Wrap it in plastic” mmmm very traditional


Matty_bunns

Genuine question (without me googling it) - Isn’t that stuff acidic? Like, the sand or vapours?


mynextthroway

So new hotsprings are discovered every week. Do they move around that much, or do they dry out and completely new ones emerge? It would seem like that after centuries of habitation they would all be found by now.


Fit_Wolverine7706

I bet you that bread is the tastiest one can taste.


fullyrealizedhuman

Ancient tradition. Wraps pot in plastic. 🤔


MBVakalis

Looks more like cake than ryebread


Gorash

Looks can be deceiving


carrionist93

Y’all really believe people in Iceland didn’t have ovens 300 yrs ago???


InaGlassGuitar

Does Icelandic tradition really include plastic though?


Adamfromcanada

Now let's see the garner enough attention for a grand froth and both and back!! Hahah


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Tigres013

Solid ground


MultPathways

I’d try that in a heartbeat


R3dd1tard

That's so awesome.


uglymule

Greenlanders, "hold my beer while I show you how to make kiviac"


Ok_Scholar9259

Thats awesome


Sussy_Palabok

Iirc Gordon Ramsay also tried this but someone stole the bread lol


jojosail2

Reykjavik's hot water comes from geothermal water sources. No water heaters.


Xyvexa

Was that Brian Reynolds at the end?


Darth-Flan

Maybe one of the coolest things ever!


Aubrey_82

Oh .... That's scary.... I'd fall and burn myself or drop my phone in a hole


Lunar-Peasant

i love seeing these weird cooking traditions


GirlCowBev

Well that looks fucking delicious.


monkeysandmicrowaves

Probably cause it's cold af everywhere else, which is like... not what you want when baking bread.


PugConnoisseur

that toast with the fish on it looked bangin


imacuntsag420

Baking brad


kotare78

Hangi is cooked this way in NZ. Usually lamb with some kumara


tallelfin

Noms


Gogreennn36

So cool


sleepinginthebushes_

As a bread baker I would love to try this bread and bake in this icelandic yeast cauldron


PURPLEPEE

Man, I'd be so damn fat if I lived there.


BakingMadman

24 hours to bake bread? ummm just a tad inconvenient. I mean it was fine 300 years ago before ovens but now it seems like a novelty for the sake of novelty... and having to use PLASTIC to wrap it is a hard pass


AndrewWhite97

Unless you're Gordon Ramsay then someone steals it


pluey200

“The most popular way to eat this kind of bread is with tons of butter” That’s how I eat all bread


FremenStilgar

The bread and the eggs sound cool, but aren't these the same people that eat rotten shark?


TheBrightNights

I cooked a turkey underground for thanksgiving.


niceguy645

Amazing!


newbies13

Back in the day, neat! Free always hot oven. But now? This reminds me of all the knife makers on youtube trying to make up nonsense about their process for clicks, like meteorite dagger! Step 1: heat the meteor until you're left with plain old metalStep 2: follow the exact same process as any other dagger made of metalStep 3: ta da, 'meteor' dagger! Can't see any advantage to cooking anything this way still, at least until after WWIII.


Ok_Chocolate_3480

some one should try to cook pot biryani.


artemisunderwear

I’m making cholent next week!


dimii27

They really do have free energy


DeLowl

My friend who's from Iceland, and I were literally talking about this a couple days ago. They said that because it's baked at low tempratures for long periods of time, it becomes quite sweet, because all the starch in the grain, turns to sugar, and then caramelizes. They said it's like perfectly in the middle between bread and cake, in terms of taste and texture.


bombaymonkey

They also eat soup from within the bread. Genius!


LonelyXplorer

They should plant more trees


Majestic_Stretch8303

I would so eat that in a hot minute…lol..


Gokzil6969

At the end of the video the person looks like Sebastian Vettel


monocentral

100°C? Sounds more like kooking, not baking :)


Xikkiwikk

Won't it taste like plastic when you wrap it in plastic?


Quick_Doughnut1886

If only humanity could go back to living like this...


Igotolake

The pool that have there is super awesome


Quick_Doughnut1886

Im assuming the plastic has to be a certain type of plastic of course


swift_trout

Looks delicious. Iceland is just unique.


AlawaEgg

Mmmmmm salmon.


Necessary-Key-2299

My farts would be so toxic.


Creative-Disorder

elitist outbackers


Triette

You’ll just complain about everything, won’t you?


Creative-Disorder

lol its a joke


Triette

Don’t quit your day job.


ArmyVet11Bravo

That’s a lot of plastic wrap waste to be eco friendly


e_man11

Some good bland food. What's not to like? /S


uncertein_heritage

Most delicious icelandic food


TiagoFigueira

A lot of other civs have been doing for far longer. Not to down the ice homies, just a curiosity.


dearbhlamc

didnt zac efron do this in his travel thing? he did something like this or was shown it


sltiefighter

I was thinking mann some lox on that bread would be, then they bust the lox out and my stomach started gurgling lol


MaxJyellee

Delicious bwead AND no money charges?! I gotta go there and bury my food in a safe spot!


Goomvario

I don't loke fish so i would never eat it, love eggs but it can't cover the fish taste and me going to vomit or sit on the toilet for 4 hours. (I can't eat fish since i was 8 or 9)


NeoKingEndymion

Why ruin bread with moo juice and dead fish


norcal406

I like how the tradition is “wrap it in plastic” Vikings would be proud


Extreme-Ad-5059

that bread doesnt look very good