This is a Scandinavian flat bread that is amazingly simple and delicious. The recipe comes from my Great-Grandmother Marion who also has quite a variety of other Knäckebröd (meaning “Crisp Bread” in Swedish) or Flatbread recipes in her collection. I remember getting boxes full of Knäckebröd at Christmas and Thanksgiving time. We would all snack on it constantly with liberal amounts of butter. The Knäckebröd possesses a beautiful hard texture with a bit of sweet you will find at the end. The sweet will only make you want more! The thing about this “Crisp Bread” is that it is so versatile that substitutions can be made from any angle.
Usually, this is made in large round sheets and broken apart, however I rolled out these flat crackers into individual sized pieces. They are more manageable for a party and easier to display.
Total Knäckebröd Recipe:
2 Cups of Flour
2 Cups of Oatmeal
1 T. Flax seeds
2 Cups of Total Cereal
3/4 cups of Butter
1 1/2 cups of Buttermilk
1/4 cup of White Sugar
1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
Blend Oatmeal, Flaxseeds and Total Cereal in a food processor until it becomes a homogenous coarse meal. Then add the dry ingredients, mixing well. Incorportate the butter, and then the wet ingredients. Let it sit for a few hours covered in the fridge before rolling on a well floured surface to a 1/8 inch thickness. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 F for about 10 minutes, or until browned and crisp.
Choose what size you want your crackers to be. I used about a 2 tablespoons of dough, which made pretty big crackers. Roll them out until they are 1/8 of an inch thick. I use a Scored Rolling pin to gain a texture, however there are special Knäckebröd Rolling pins you can buy. The Rolling pin I have, belonged to my maternal grandmother which I think is kind of neat!
They really don’t take much time to roll out. It really is an easy and delicious cracker to make.
I like the rustic imperfection of them. Of course you could cut them with a cookie cutter and make them all uniform, but where’s the fun in that!
Serve them with whatever you wish. I prefer Butter.