That’s what I made yesterday in preparation for the Sons of Norway District Convention this weekend. We have been invited to demonstrate there as immigrant pioneers.
It’s really rather simple and very delicious – so say I, the world’s fussiest eater!
We will use it instead of crackers (it’s more period correct) while at the convention. I am going to make some olive spread, some pineapple spread and we will have beef log and cheese and apples. I will also bake some oatmeal cookies for Norm.
The recipe (I know you are drooling and can’t wait to try it yourself) is simple.
1 ½ cup of flour
½ cup of sugar
½ cup softened butter
1 cup boiling water
Combine and let cool in a large bowl (I use my wonderful new KitchenAid mixer). Let stand until cool.
4 – 4 ½ cups of flour (I used 1 cup of rye, the rest white)
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Use enough flour to make the dough easy to handle and not too sticky. If doing by hand, turn onto floured surface and knead until thoroughly mixed.
Divide dough into half; shape each half into a 12”x 2 ½ “ roll. Cut each roll into 12 portions.
Roll each portion on floured surface to 1/8” thick (as thin as you can get them – too thick and they will be gummy in the middle). Flat breads will be irregular in shape.
Place on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400º for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
OR ………… do what I do – “fry” on flat griddle to get the toasty, crisp texture. I sprayed my griddle with olive oil for the first one – the rest were just fine with a dry griddle.
I LOVE my pastry board!
On the griddle
I use my trusty wooden spatula (made by my trusty wooden husband)
Cooling on the rack
Toby could smell the bread frying and wanted in the window - thank goodness for strong screens.