As Tasteatlas writes, Knäckebröd is the name of this famous Swedish crispbread. Even though it is regarded as a bread variety, its crunchy texture and thin form have more similarities to crackers.
The tradition of preparing knäckebröd in Sweden appeared in a time of hardship, approximately 500 years ago, when bread was considered a rare and luxurious food item.
This way of preparation, which uses a small percentage of water, allows the bread to stay crispy and fresh for a longer period of time. Today, most of these crackers are factory-produced, but there are some simple recipes around.
Light, easy to crack and to handle, it is a perfect accompaniment served alongside a variety of appetizers, dips, sauces, cold meat cuts, smoked salmon, cheese, and fruit spreads. In Sweden, it is a staple ingredient with any meal, and is also a common snack.
This simple recipe is a super healthy option that we and our Swedish friends bake and enjoy:
- 100ml sesame seeds
- 100ml pumpkin kernels
- 100ml sunflower seeds
- 100ml corn flour
- 50ml linseed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 50ml canola oil
- 200ml boiling water
- Heat the oven to 150 degrees
- Line a tray with baking paper
- Mix all dry ingredients, then add oil and water
- Leave for 15 min
- Spread evenly onto the baking paper
- Bake for 1-1.5 hrs
- Leave to cool on galler before breaking into piece
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