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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Knækbrød - Crispbread

We always had Knækbrød or crispbread in the kitchen cabinet. It is a hard bread that does not go bad or stale as quickly as standard bread.  So if you run out of fresh bread, it is nice knowing that the crisp bread is in the kitchen cabinet. Knækbrød is a great alternative to have for either breakfast, lunch snack or dinner. 
This crispbread recipe is a treat for me to make.  It is very easy to make. I love tasting all sorts of seeds every time I take a bite. Plus, I can customize the crisp bread with all sorts of seeds if I want to.
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 9 oz ryeflour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
See our video to see how Karen Grete make Knækbrød
  1. Mix all the seeds, add rye flour mixed with salt and baking powder. 
  2. Add water and oil and mix for 2-3 min. 
  3. Finish mixing by hand on a floured surface and divide it into 2 portions. 
  4. Roll it out between parchment paper.  
  5. Place it on a buttered and floured baking sheet and cut it with a knife to aprox. 1.5″ x 3″ (4cm  x 7.5cm)
  6. Bake it at 400F for approx. 15 min.
We suggest to butter the crisp bread.  However there are all sorts of toppings to add such as preserves, honey, cheese and cold cuts.

Danish Flag Cake Recipe - Dannebrogskage

The Danish Constitution Day is on June 5th this year.  So we thought it would be fun to make a two layer Danish Flag Cake with custard, raspberries and plenty of whipped cream in celebration.  Dannebrog is the name of the Danish flag and it is the oldest in the world.

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 6 oz or 1 1/2 stick butter
  • 4 eggs - seperated, egg whites beaten stiff
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • custard
  • raspberries
  • whipped cream
  • frosting

Beat butter and sugar, add 4 egg yolks. Add milk w/vanilla extract. Add flour mixed with baking powder. Beat 4 egg whites stiff and add it to the mixture. Bake in pan greased with butter and flour at 425F for approx. 15 min.
Cut cake in half, add custard between the two layers. Add frosting to top layer and place raspberries to form flag with whipped cream forming a cross.
  Enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of coffee.