Viking Bread



This recipe is based on a visit to the "Royal BC Museum" in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It's a huge museum with very nice galleries to the human and natural history. They additionally had a special Viking exhibition that we were lucky to catch, which was the actual reason for us to go there. Very fascinating. One day I will go to Scandinavia to explore more of the Vikings. During this exhibition, I also found this little recipe for Viking aged bread. After my friends already made some Lembas bread, Elvish bread from Lord of the Rings (here is a recipe), I thought I am gonna try this bread.

For my friends who like the spirit and memory of the Vikings :)

Ingredients (for about 3 flat cakes):

  • 150 g barley flour
  • 50 g wohlemeal flour
  • 2 tsp crushed flax seeds
  • 100-200 ml water
  • 2 tsp butter
  • a pinch of salt

Preparation:

  1. Work all ingredients together into a dough. Use more water or flour if dough is too dry or wet. Here, my old Ninja mixer would have come in handy. However, I did it old-style, Viking-style and used my hands :)
  2. Let dough cool for 1-2 hours.
  3. Shape dough into flat cakes of about 1cm thickness. 
  4. Bake at 150 degree celsius for about 15-20 min.

This was our last little romantic getaway to the small coastal town Victoria on the Canadian border, a cute little town where you can feel the French and English influences. Despite the very stressful time for both of us, the trip was filled with wonderful memories and finally, a Canadian stamp in the passport :)
                     - Afternoon Tea in the beautiful Butchart Gardens (see my previous post here), watching whales with a very adventurous zodiac boat trip, last minute cider sipping with a nice view over the orchard, watching some soccer world cup games in Irish pub style restaurants, a private unexpected tour of Hatley Castle and its gardens (the one from X-Men, Smallville, Arrow, The Witches of East End, etc.), seeing Tom Cruise IMAX style, a scary ghost tour through Victoria's night that made it difficult to fall asleep later on, staying at the Shakespear room at the romantic Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast with a private terrace and cute little bathroom (another B&B I can highly recommend, see also my post on the Inn at Cliff Top Lane B&B in Whistler, Canada), having a lazy afternoon and evening at a hotel with some beer, prosecco and a weird Kevin Costner movie, etc.







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5 comments:

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  4. Food history has always interested me. We can learn a lot about our present eating habits from what our ancestors ate. I've read up on the subject and I've even hosted a few parties serving period foods.

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