Crisp bread is a staple in the Nordic diet. Health boosting energy from grains, seeds, oil, salt and water. Gluten free and a perfect base for your breakfast cheese, post-gym peanut butter, lunch herring or salmon dinner. A healthy eating secret that has kept Nordic people lean and active for centuries. This recipe was given to me by a friend on a piece of paper with the words: blend, bake, break and bite! So elegant, yet simple to make, that I just had to share it. It really keeps you satisfied for hours, and is full with slow burning low-calorie goodness. Welcome to Nordic Crisp Bread addiction!
Crisp bread: Traditional yet Trendy
Crisp bread has been baked in Sweden since 500 AD, and has recently become more popular with new brands, and flavours added to the traditional basic recipe. Supermarket shelves in Italy may be filled with pasta, but in Sweden crisp bread takes precedent.
If you want to make your own try this recipe. So easy to make, and such a treat to serve at an elegant dinner or energy boosting breakfast, or post gym for lunch. Basically – as we say in Scandinavia: anytime is a good time for crisp bread.
If you need a conversion of metric units try this link: Conversion for Baking
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- 200 g Maize Flour (polenta flour)
- 50 g Pumpkin seeds
- 100 g Sunflower seeds
- 50 g Flaxseeds
- 100 g Sesame seeds
- 50 ml Rap-seed oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 250 ml boiling Water
- Set oven to 150 degrees (Celsius) and prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Baking time: 55 minutes.
- Blend: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, and blend them by stirring by hand. Spread out the porridge like mixture thinly on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, making sure to get an even thin layer from corner to corner.
- Bake: Place the baking tray in the preheated oven (150 degrees Celsius) and leave for ca 55 minutes until golden and crispy.
- Break: Let cool down on the baking tray for at least 1/2 hour — then break into big shards and serve.
- Bite: Eat with any of your favourite toppings, or serve as elegant pre dinner snack.
- This makes a big batch, and is best stored in a dry place. It lasts for a very long time - but if you are like me, it will be gone way before that 🙂
- Crisp bread is an excellent accompaniment to any topping. I like it with salmon, herring, cheese, peanut butter, jam, or just on its own as a little snack. Enjoy!
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Dear GOODista. Can’t get my head round what cl is in your recipe. Obviously not centilitres so threw the first batch away! Can you give me the conversion as on my conversion it says 50cl is 500mls. Far too much liquid for the recipe. Can you HELP! I note that I am not the first person to encounter this problem! Does Scandinavia use some other kind of measure other than metric or is it a misprint in the recipe and cl really means mls. Have been online on various sites and could not get any information other than 50cl = 500ml? Hope you can clarify. Perhaps it is worth amending the recipe accordingly. Mandi
Dear Mandi, I apologise profusely! I got confused when converting 0,5 dl to ml and cl. The recipe should state: 50 ml which is 0,5 dl. I have now updated the recipe, and inserted a link to a good conversion for bakers site. Thank you so much for reaching out – and good luck with the recipe!
Dear GOODista. Can’t get my head round what cl is in your recipe. Obviously not centilitres so threw the first batch away! Can you give me the conversion as on my conversion it says 50cl is 500mls. Far too much liquid for the recipe. Can you HELP!
Dear Miranda, I am so sorry for being the one who got confused in the first place. The correct measurement should be 50 ml – which is 0,5 dl. I have now updated the recipe, and added a conversion link for bakers. I thank you for your comment, and wish you best of luck with the crisp bread (which is really great once you get the measurements right 😉
Hi, are the quantities correct? I’ve just made this and it didnt work – does 50cl of oil mean 500mls of oil in metric? That can’t be right can it? And the 250cl doesnt mean 2.5 litres? That is a lot of liquid. There is not enough dry ingredients if this is the case? Help! E
It is always a pleasure to see people using my recipes – and so sorry for not providing translations from metric. I have sent you an email with the correct conversions from metric to US and UK fl oz – and for future reference you can use this helpful conversion site: Metric Conversion
Thanks for your comment, and enjoy the recipe! Cheers, The GOODista