Knaakkebrod or Nakkileipa (Scandinavian-Style Rye Crisp Bread) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Knaakkebrod or Nakkileipa (Scandinavian-Style Rye Crisp Bread) Recipe
  • READY IN 53 mins

Knaakkebrod or Nakkileipa (Scandinavian-Style Rye Crisp Bread)

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"This is a recipe for Norwegian rye crisp or hardtack called 'knaakebrod,' very similar to the Finnish variety named 'nakkileipa.' These crackers can be dried and stored a very long time, but they're better fresh!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins
  • READY IN

    53 mins

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine the rye flour with all-purpose flour in a large bowl. Stir in the salt. Mix in the yeast mixture to make a soft dough. Turn dough out onto a board floured with rye meal. Knead lightly, mixing in rye meal as needed. Shape dough into a fat roll, and cut into 12 sections. Roll each section into a ball; cover balls with a towel and let rise 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  4. On a floured board, roll out each ball into a flat round about 4 inches in diameter. Place rounds on prepared baking sheets and prick with a fork.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.
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Oct 05, 2008

Thank you for sharing your fantastic recipe. The finished product is just what I hoped for! I cooked the bread for 2 or 3 minutes longer than suggested, but I just moved to a new apartment and haven't got a feel for the new oven yet.

 
Feb 01, 2010

My problem was getting the rye meal! I finally decided to chop up rye berries! Other than that, the bread was easy to make! The taste and texture were great! This goes real well with a hearty soup. We will be making this again! Thanks for the recipe!

 

4 Ratings

Jan 02, 2013

Remember, it's spelled knækkebrød or knaekkebroed ;)

 
Jun 23, 2013

I really like this recipe. I added a tiny bit of rye seasonings However I noticed that some were puzzled concerning rye meal or pumpernickel flour. This can be purchased online from www.kingarthurflour.com. Their flours are fabulous! They also sell all sorts of baking tools & seasonings. I keep my flours in the freezer. You need to go online & look at their site. Also if you have any problems or baking questions, they have a free chat line and a baker will chat with you to help you.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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