Scandinavian hardtack

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Rye flour
1½ cup Whole wheat or all-purpose
Flour
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ cup Oil
1 cup Plain yogurt

"The yogurt lends an initial tartness, but the aftertaste is mellow and full of rye flavor. This simple cracker is good with peach jam.

300~F. 30 to 35 minutes Preheat oven to 300~F.

In a large bowl or in the food processor, combine the flours, salt, and sugar.

Add the oil and blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the yogurt and blend to form a dough that will hold together in a cohesive ball. The dough should be quite stiff. Divide into 4 equal portions for rolling.

On a floured surface, roll these out, one at a time, into large circles. Roll as thin as possible, about 1/16 inch, so that each is approximately 12 inches in diameter. Prick all over with a fork, making certain to push all the way through the dough.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the circles over and continue baking for another 15 to 20 minutes, or until crisp and completely dried throughout. Watch carefully and remove the hardtack the moment it starts to brown. Browning adversely affects the flavor of these crackers. Cool on a rack.

VARIATION: All rye flour can be used instead of the wheat-rye combination.

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