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Here's our first share from Kari Scruby

Norwegian Crispbread 

by Kari Scruby

I have been making this crispbread from the recipe link below.  I sometimes add raw blended beetroot or pumpkin to the mix or carraway seeds or any type of herb.   I also use any type of flour... at the moment I've been using the following -


  • 1 part flour - wheat, rye or whatever you like
  • 2 parts seeds or whole grains of your choice (sunflower, pumpkin or flax seeds + whole wheat berry, steel-cut oats, rye, or quinoa are all good choices)

  • salt to taste

  • 1 part water


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 celsius/350 fahrenheit. Add all ingredients, except the water, to a large mixing bowl. Stir until the mix is fully blended.
  2. Once all of the ingredients are stirred together, add the water — but slowly. This part can be tricky so add half of the water, stir a bit, then add more little by little. You want the final mix to be moist, but not overly wet, or else you'll have to increase the baking time. No biggie, but save yourself the hassle of having to wait and slowly mix in the water.
  3. Place the contents of the bowl on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread out the mixture as flat as possible. Use the back of a rubber spatula or metal spoon to help get the knekkebrød as flat as possible.
  4. Score the un-baked knekkebrød with rubber spatula or knife to make breaking it up after baking easier. Next, place the baking tray in the pre-heated oven and allow to bake for an hour.
  5. Take the baking tray out of the oven and allow it to cool until it is easy to handle.

Then break it into pieces, top with your favorite spreads like jam, soft cheese or with ham, salami, peanut butter, or just plain butter, and enjoy!

Here's the link http://offbeathome.com/2014/09/knekkebrod-crispbread-recipe