Fröknäcke

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: 

Ingredients
  • 100ml sesame seeds
  • 100ml pumpkin kernels
  • 100ml sunflower seeds
  • 100ml corn flour
  • 50ml linseed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50ml canola oil
  • 200ml boiling water
Steps
  1. Heat the oven to 150 degrees
  2. Line a tray with baking paper
  3. Mix all dry ingredients, then add oil and water
  4. Leave for 15 min
  5. Spread evenly onto the baking paper
  6. Bake for 1-1.5 hrs
  7. Leave to cool on galler before breaking into piece

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