How traditional Icelandic Bread is baked in actual volcanic lava!

01/8This is how Icelandic Lava bread is baked

You might have used an oven, microwave, pressure cooker, solar cooker and even kadhai to bake a cake or bread, but have you ever heard or seen volcanic lava being used to bake bread? Well, that’s exactly how people in Iceland bake the traditional Volcanic Lava Bread. Bubbling lava sand near hot springs is used as an oven in which bread is baked to perfection. In an interview given to a food website, Siggi Rafn Hilmarsson, an Icelandic baker, explained the step-by-step process of baking bread in volcanic lava. (all image credits-istock)

02/8​Ingredients used to make the bread

Volcanic Lava Bread requires some basic kitchen ingredients like 4 cups of rye, 2 cups of flour. 2 cups of sugar, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, 3 cups of cow milk and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Rye is an age-old ingredient that is being used in Iceland for decades. Usage of fresh cow milk adds a sweet and fluffy texture to the bread. Instead of sugar, many people also use honey or syrup as a substitute.

03/8​Batter preparation

In a large mixing bowl, rye, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt are added. Now milk is added in batches and mixed to prepare a batter. The batter is mixed very well to incorporate more air into it. This will make the bread soft ad fluffy.

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