Monday, February 1

Swedish Crisp Bread

For our Australia Day BBQ last week, our guests (ahem, my FRIENDS) enjoyed making fun of me.  They joked that I made the plastic plates that we ate from, re-used the paper serviettes provided. 

This came after I had presented them with home-made dips and home made crispbread.  Seriously though, this was really yummy and super easy and makes a large quantity so easy to halve the recipe or use for a large gathering - or even freeze what you don't use.

The combination of fennel seeds and caraway seeds give it amazing taste - nice enough to eat on its' own or dip into your favourite dip (I served mine with pumpkin walnut dip and eggplant dip)

500ml milk
1/2 tb honey
1/2 tb golden syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp caraway seeds
1/2 tsp dried yeast
120g plain flour
730g wholemeal flour

In a saucepan, to the milk, add the honey, golden syrup, salt, caraway and fennel seeds, heat until tepid (about 38 degrees c)

In a large mixing bowl or your stand mixer if it has a dough attachment, pour the yeast in and gradually add the heated warm ingredients until all in. 

Gradually add the flours, and knead until forms and elastic-like dough.

 Leave to prove for one hour.  Preheat oven to 220 degrees c.

Turn out dough onto floured surface - roll it out as THINLY as possible. Cut out or even press out with cookie cutter if you want a specific shape (personally I like odd bits!) and lay out on greased trays.

 Bake for about 3-5 minutes on each side (i.e. you'll need to turn them over. Allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling trays. Store in airtight container for 4 days or freezer for 2 months.
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2 lovely comments:

greenfumb on February 1, 2010 at 8:33 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I know how you feel, my friends call me the Fifties Housewife and my husband accused me of being eccentric the other day! Luckily he doesn't seem to mind having an eccentric wife:-)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on February 1, 2010 at 1:59 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

LOL along wiht the plastic plates that you pressed, we think you also milled the flour and churned the butter! :P xxx


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