Viking Flatbread with Thor Nogson (His Mum’s Recipe)

Viking Flatbread Recipe

Flour, butter, salt, sultanas, honey and an egg.

Flour, butter, salt, sultanas, honey and an egg.

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!

 

Ingredients:

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

A beaten egg

A beaten egg

Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the flour and egg

 

 

A handful of sultanas

A handful of sultanas

Add the Honey and sultanas or whatever fruit you’ve decided on

 

 

Squish them all together

Squish them all together

 

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)

With flour on your rolling pin, roll the dough out flat

With flour on your rolling pin, roll the dough out flat

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 ...

Fold the dough in half …

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

Flatten it out then roll it into a round about as thick as your finger.

Flatten it out then roll it into a round about as thick as your finger.

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.

 

 

 

Pop your oven gloves on and take the bread out of the oven when it is golden brown.

Pop your oven gloves on and take the bread out of the oven when it is golden brown.

When it is golden brown take it out of the oven, let it cool a little then eat it like a viking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

... and then eat!

… and then eat it like a Viking!

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