On a recent free, covid-inspired, bakealong by zoom, we made these wonderful tunnbrod – or “thin” bread. Healthy and delicious, they are perfect food for a picnic! If you would like to join the free bake alongs, join our mailing list and you will receive recipes and joining instructions each week.
Swedish Tunnbrod (thin bread)
- frying pan
- 325 g strong white wheat flour
- 120 g dark or light rye flour
- 2.5 g instant yeast OR 5 g dry yeast OR 10 g fresh yeast
- 10 g salt
- 200 g water
- 60 g plain yoghurt or keffir or butter milk or sour cream
- 20 g honey
- 2 tsp fennel or anis seeds
- Measure the flours into a big bowl and make a little well in the bottom
- Measure in the yeast and pour over the water. Let it rest for 10 minutes
- Measure in all of the remaining ingredients and mix them together.
- Knead the dough by hand or maching for 10 minutes. Cover and let sit for 3-4 hours or overnight in the fridge
- Pull the dough out of the bowl and divide into 6 pieces. Roll a piece into a rectangle no more than 2-3 mm thick. Poke it all over with a fork.
- Heat up a frying pan on medium heat with no fat in it. Place the dough in the pan and cook it for 2 minutes. Turn it over and cook it for a further 1 minute.
- Remove the bread from the pan and wrap it in a tea towel to keep it warm and soft.
- Repeat with the other pieces of dough until you have used them all up.
- Dough freezes well but is particularly delicious when it is fresh and warm.