Crisp Crackers

    33 minutes

    It's very easy to make your own Scandinavian style rye bread crackers. Delicious and savoury, and even better than store bought.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
    • 1 cup (250ml) warm water
    • 1 1/3 cups (170g) rye flour
    • 1 1/3 cups (170g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup rye flour

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:33min 

    1. Sprinkle the yeast over the water in a small bowl. Set aside.
    2. Combine the rye flour with plain 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 flour 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 220 degrees C. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.
    4. On a floured board roll out each ball into a flat round about 10cm in diameter. Place rounds on prepared baking trays 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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    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.  -  05 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  29 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Remember, it's spelled knækkebrød or knaekkebroed  -  02 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)