Rug is a cereal that provides a rich, juicy flavour, and bread baked with rye has a longer shelf life. These rye cakes are from a very old Swedish recipe and are great to serve piping hot with butter, cheese or jam with a cup of tea or coffee. They are also well suited to serve with a soup or a good salad.
Bye the way, the whole in the middle of the cakes were for putting a wooden rod through them and hanging them from the roof to keep them away from mice and rats.
Tip: There are a lot of good bread you can bake with rye. There are both coarser to finer mill qualities. If you find rye bread a bit heavy and compact, try baking it with sourdough.