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.
- 100 g (3.5 oz) rye starter
- 309 g (10.9 oz, not fluid!) filtered water
- 309 g (10.9 oz) dark rye flour
- 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
- 1 cup wheat bran
- 2 tbsp honey
- 300 g (10.6 pz) whole wheat flour
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.
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.
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.
Don’t like pumpkin seeds? Feel free to swap them for something else.
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