Swedish Flat Bread

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Family Tradition.

I learned to make Swedish Flat Bread with my boyfriend and his Dad. It’s a family tradition in his family for the Holidays especially Thanksgiving. I had never made this before so I was excited to learn this new family tradition. I thought it was really neat since I am of Swedish nationality. It’s always fun to learn from your heritage. It was a lot of fun to learn. It’s not that hard but is a process to make as will see in the the photos and videos I took.

With this Swedish bread you can put fruit jam, peanut butter, apple butter or any favorite spread on it that you love! I tried all three of those and it was really tasty.

Something neat you can do as you serve this bread with your meal especially if it is Thanksgiving is take time to go around the table and say what you are thankful for. I’m thankful for the moments we spend together as a family. Family is important and precious!

Swedish Flat Bread


  • 7 cups flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups buttermilk powder
  • 4 cups water
  1. Warm over at 350 while mixing ingredients.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together first then add shortening. Next add buttermilk powder and gradually add water; mix until you have a stiff dough.
  3. Shape dough into small balls and roll on a floured board with a textured rolling pin making very thin rounds.
  4. Roll dough up onto a thin small paddle to be rolled out flat on cookie sheet in oven on top rack.
  5. After about 3-5 minutes; use 2 oven paddles to change dough from top rack to second rack to finish baking for another 3 minutes or less. You may need to adjust the minutes for top and bottom flat breads. You don't want the bottom to get too brown; just a very light color.
  6. When bottom is done take out with oven paddles. Put flat bread on a hard plastic sheet on a table or counter top.
  7. Cut into cracker like squares or pieces.
  8. Let cool. Then top with butter or favorite jam and enjoy!

Making flat bread

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Rolling Out Bread

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Flat Bread Oven Process

Cutting Flat Bread

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Cut Swedish Bread


Family Swedish Flat Bread


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

-Oprah Winfrey

These are the utensils you will need to make this Swedish Bread. So when you are ready, gather them up so are all prepared. It’s so much easier when you have everything put together so you don’t have to go hunting for them during your baking process.

Progressive GT-3520 International 19-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon Set (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Thunder Group Mixing Bowl, 20-QuartOXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Bladed Dough Blender and CutterRoyal Industries (ROY WP 30) – 30NEW, 18-Inch Long Wooden Paddle, Wood Paddle, Stirring Paddle, Mixing Paddle, Heavy-Duty Large Pot Stirring, Commercial GradeOutset QZ10 Stainless-Steel Pizza Peel with Rosewood HandleOXO Good Grips 4-Inch Pizza Wheel


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  1. Great instructions! I’ve always wanted to try to make a flat bread. This is going on my list to try.

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