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Icelandic hot spring bread is (probably) as tasty as it is crazy

If you had a hot spring nearby, why wouldn’t you use its heat as a makeshift oven? That’s what one YouTuber found out when she visited Iceland (h/t Digg).

It turns out that Rúgbrauð is an Icelandic specialty, being rye bread made by burying it near a hot spring. The spring’s heat takes care of the rest, making for a truly badass way to bake your bread.

The bread is encased in a pot and plastic before baking, of course. Still, a little sand in your mouth beats tasting that other Icelandic specialty, Hákarl.

Check out the video below.

Author | Hadlee Simons

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More
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