MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
Hverabrauð, or hot-spring bread, is a traditional Icelandic bread that’s cooked by burying it in a geothermal spring for 24 hours.
- Another name for Hverabrauð is thunder bread
- It’s a kind of rye bread, and every Icelandic family has their own recipe
- The bread is cooked in a greased pot, wrapped in cling wrapped, and buried in the ground around a hot spring
- The springs reach sustained temperatures of 100° F (37° C) and bake the bread over the course of 24 hours
- After cooking, thunder bread is served with smoked trout, salmon, herring, or just plain butter
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