Sampling Scandinavian Flatbreads
Soft rolls filled with cheese; crisp bread piled with savory toppings; and thin soft breads browning on the hearth - Scandinavian flatbreads go far beyond Wasa crackers and lefse! In this course, students will work with northern whole grains, traditional spice combinations, and North House’s wood fired bread oven to create classic Scandinavian recipes, including crisp knäckebröd, soft tea cakes, and more. We will also discuss how breads are served at various mealtimes, enjoy a traditional Swedish fika (coffee break), and share tips for baking these simple breads at home. Bakers of all levels will enjoy exploring recipes and techniques still uncommon on this side of the Atlantic! Note, wood-fired baking techniques can be adapted to the home oven. Child/adult pairs are welcome, but this course requires the ability to stand for periods of time, to knead dough by hand, and to walk to and from the teaching kitchen and the outdoor wood-fired oven.