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Old 04-02-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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dense as a brick European bread recipe?

I see it on the international shelf every once in a while - that dense, nutty, chewy bread that supposedly can be stored for months. I was told that's because it's baked for hours and hours. Most people I know hate the stuff. I love it. Any recipes?


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Old 04-20-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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:oops: I've only made it by accident...never on purpose nor do I have a clue as to what went wrong!

I think what you're looking for is also called "Journeybread" or "Johnnycakes" and has sunflower seeds in it or other nutmeats and is made with whole wheat flour or a combination of whole wheat and potato flour.

By any chance does the bread you seek have a somewhat sweet flavor?

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Old 04-26-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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It's not Journeybread, though the texture might be similar. I've heard it called simply "Schwarzbrot," but it is not what I think of as black bread. The store here sells it as "Fitness Bread" in the international aisle. It's a bit on the sour side and nutty, but I don't find it sweet. oh well, the conundrum remains. . . se la vie.
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:23 PM   #4
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While I don't know the answer myself I am willing to bet our resident bread baker, Old coot, will be able to help.
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Old 05-30-2004, 01:00 PM   #5
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Hi ramy,

Is that bread very dark? With whole kernels in it? Is it similar to this one?


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