Viking Flatbread Recipe
Vikings ate a really tasty and good for you flatbread.
Thor Nogson’s mum made the best flatbread in the world:
here is her recipe. It’ll take an hour or so to make.
She used to bake it on a large stone in the middle of the fire
but you can put it on a baking sheet and cook it in the oven.
Thor Nogson likes his flatbread with honey and sultanas but you could use sugar and raisins or currants or you could make it savoury by adding cheese . You can be as creative as you like! Then eat it like a Viking!
250g (9 ooz) plain wholemeal flour (you can use white but don’t cook it for quite so long),
1 beaten egg,
185g (6.5 oz) butter,
a pinch of salt,
a handful of sultanas.
A spoonful of honey. (you can be really creative and try other fruit, like blackberries, raspberries, currants, nuts, anything really, give it a go)
Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl, make a well in the middle and add the beaten egg
Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the flour and egg
Add the Honey and sultanas or whatever fruit you’ve decided on
Get your hands in and squish it all together.
Roll it into a ball then let it rest for half an hour (you can rest too after all that squishing)
Now, roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it’s thin (put flour on your board and rolling pin or it’ll stick)
Fold the dough in half, then half again.
Roll it out once more and repeat. Then squish it into a ball and leave it to rest covered with a tea towel for about 15 minutes
Roll the dough into a round shape and as thick as your finger.
put the dough on a huge hot stone in the middle of the fire … or put it on a baking sheet and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 220 degrees centigrade (Gas mark 7/425 degrees Fahrenheit) for 25 to 30 minutes.
When it is golden brown take it out of the oven, let it cool a little then eat it like a viking!