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Rye crispbread with pumpkin seeds, flaxseed & anise

Didn’t I say something about starting a crispbread fad before? I think I did. I’m pretty sure. Well, here we go again. Another crispbread recipe. You just gotta love them – the variations are endless. This one has a bunch of dark rye flour in it, giving it a distinct rye taste. If you’ve ever heard of FINN Crisp – that is what this crispbread reminds me of (and yes, that’s a good thing).

Rye crispbread with pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and anise seeds | bitterbaker.com
One of the best things is when food reminds you of home. So yeah, I was pretty happy when I realized that the cripsbread reminded me of FINN Crisp.

Just like the other crispbreads that I’ve made (Sourdough crispbread, Flaxseed crisps and Quinoa and caraway sourdough crispbread) – this kind too is crunchy and delicious. And like with the other recipes, feel free to substitute any of the ingredients. Take these recipes and make your own version (of course you’re very welcome to follow the recipe, too, if you want), see them as a source of inspiration.

Rye crispbread with pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and anise seeds | bitterbaker.com
Don’t like pumpkin seeds? Feel free to swap them for something else.

Rye crispbread with pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and anise
Total time: 12 hours to let the pre-dough get active. Then another 5-6 hours to let the dough rise, and bake the crispbread. Makes a lot.

Ingredients
Day 1

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) rye starter
  • 309 g (10.9 oz, not fluid!) filtered water
  • 309 g (10.9 oz) dark rye flour

Soaker:

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup flaxseed meal
  • ½ oat bran
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 0.5 tbsp anise seeds
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 cup boiling water

Day 2

  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 300 g (10.6 pz) whole wheat flour

Toppings
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds
flaxseeds
poppy seeds
sea salt

Instructions
Mix starter, water and dark rye flour in a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in room temperature for 12 hours. Make the soaker by mixing all dry ingredients in a bowl. Boil the water and mix in with the dry ingredients. Stir well and cover the bowl wit plastic wrap. Let rest in room temperature for 12 hours.

Rye crispbread with pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and anise seeds | bitterbaker.com
As always, the toppings are just suggestions – you can top your crispbreads with whatever you want. Or nothing if that’s your style.

After 12 hours, mix the sourdough mix with the soaker. Add 1 cup of wheat bran, honey and finally the whole wheat flour. Knead to a firm dough. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let rise for 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 480°F. Cut the dough into little pieces. Roll out one pieces to thin (super thin!) pancake, and put the whole thing on an oven tray. Cut it into pieces with something sharp, like a pizza slicer. Brush the pieces with water and sprinkle on your choice of toppings (see pictures of how to make crisp bread). Bake for 5-8 minutes (depending on how thick your crispbreads are, it could take up to 12-15 minutes).

If the crispbread has enough color, but isn’t quite as crispy as you would like, take them out of the oven and bake the rest of the crispbread. When you’re done, lower the temperature to 170°F and dry the crispbread in the oven until they’re crispy enough.

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Keep an eye out for the next crispbread recipe. It’s coming.

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Thanks so much! I know, buying crispbread is SO expensive! If you keep them in a closed container, I’d say they will last for a few weeks. Mine are long gone by that time though ;)

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