Recipes from The Faroe Islands: Rugbraud (Dark Rye Bread)

Recipes from The Faroe Islands

Rúgbrauð (Dark Rye Bread)

Country: The Faroe Islands
Course: Bread
Makes: 1 loaf


  • 1 1/2 cups milk or skimmed milk
  • 1/4 cups golden syrup
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 2/3 tsp salt
  • 3 1/4 cup rye flour
  • 1 1/8 cup whole grain flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Put the milk and the syrup into a pot and heat over a low flame. Do not boil, just heat it to about the temperature of hot chocolate.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the water, then add the salt and stir. Let sit for a few minutes. Meanwhile, put the flours in a large bowl and gradually add the milk mixture and the water. Combine until you get a dough. Knead on a floured surface then transfer to a greased loaf pan and let rise until doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 2 hours or until the top is golden.