Hurry-Up Blackbread - Surbrød

Makes 3 loaves

Mix the first 3 ingredients, then add the remaining ones in the order given.

Knead well and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.

Knead again on a lightly floured board. Shape into loaves of desired size. Let rise in greased pans until doubled in size.

Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° and bake about 1 hour. Brush tops lightly with melted butter while still warm.