25/04/2010

Flatbread II - Flatbrauð II

There is already one recipe for flatbread on this blog, but I came across another one that I thought would be interesting to post for comparison. The first recipe, which is the basic, traditional recipe, is just rye flour, salt and water, but this one is more elaborate, and would most likely have been made only in richer households, since it contains three types of flour, The use of a raising agent should also mean lighter bread.

200 g whole-wheat flour
200 g bread or all-purpose flour
200 g rye flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
450-500 ml milk

Mix together all the dry ingredients. Bring the milk to the boil. Add the milk to the dry mix, stirring it in with a wooden spoon while it is too hot to touch and then knead it. When fully kneaded (smooth and even), divide into 10 pieces. Flatten and cut out into round pieces to fit the size of the skillet. Prick and bake on each side until the bread looks dry.

3 comments:

http://abebedorespgondufo.blogs.sapo.pt/ said...

Very good.

Simon said...

Hello. Thanks for the recipe. How flat is the bread supposed to be? I might have flatten it a bit too much, it was more crispy than I remembered.

Bibliophile said...

The bread shout be 2-3 millimeters thick. It could have become crisp from slight overbaking.