One thing us Scandinavians adore to eat is ‘Knækbrød’ also known as cracker-bread or crispbread.
We use it as an afternoon snack for the kids (and ourselves) with garlic cheese, honey, or jam; we serve it with our cheeseboards, or even with a tapas plate. I have made my own for a while now, and it disappears overnight if I forget to put them away in the pantry. My Knækbrød is so simple to make and so tasty, – so here is my recipe for you to enjoy:
1 dl oats
1 dl sunflower seeds
1 dl pumpkin seeds
1 dl linseeds/flaxseeds
3 dl flour
2 dl oil (I use rapeseed or olive oil)
1 1/4 dl water
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a good pinch of salt.
Preheat oven to 200° Celsius
Mix it all together – give it a good old stir, and take a portion onto baking paper.
Put another sheet on top, and flatten with your hands and a rolling pin.
Form into a square, and keep at it so it becomes rather thin (so it turns nice and crispy)
When it has the right size, cut into diamonds or squares with pizza cutters, ensuring you make them similar in size.
Grind a bit of extra salt on top with your salt grinder, as it makes it much tastier.
Put in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Leave to cool. ENJOY.
The Knækbrød also makes for a fab small gift for a friend, or the hostess at the next dinner party you attend, together with my homemade jam* – more to come on that later.