Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rieska/Finnish Potato Flatbread

Rieska, this bread is quite a popular one in Finland which is usually baked with healthy grain aka Barley flour. Though Rieska is a traditional Finnish flatbread, its preparation varies across the country. As i told earlier often it’s made with barley flour, sometimes this bread calls for oat or rye flour, and even potato which is popular as well. The thickness of rieska can vary too from cracker-thin to thick-and-bready. No leavening agents is needed for making this thin crispy flabread, however some Rieska recipes calls for baking powder if baked as a thick bread like Rieska. I went with a thin, crispy flatbread with mashed potatoes, which is a popular version of Rieska.  Usually baked at high temprature, this bread are baked in tandoor/wood fired like oven, but its really easy to bake this crispy flatbread at home itself. With less efforts and less ingredients, this Rieska gets ready very much prefectly at home with simple ingredients in it.

Rieska, Finnish Flatbread

The original recipe of thie Scandinavian bread calls for either spelt flour and barley, but i went with spelt flour and quick cooking oats as oats is always added in most of the Rieska. Obviously this bread is very healthy and rich in fiber. When enjoyed with herbed cream cheese or with some chunky sauce, these flatbread tastes absolutely delicious. We had this Rieska with some potato and chickpeas salad and we loved it. Coming to this Finnish flatbread, the original recipe calls for an egg, which i completely skipped here by replacing with flaxseed meal. And this Rieska is going for this month's blogging marathon as am running with A-Z baking around the world as theme. We have been blogging non-stop since 2 weeks with Sundays off.My fellow marathoners are bringing out many incredible bakes one by one,each and everyday and my bookmark list is getting already overbooked. Seriously am enjoying this whole month of blogging.

Rieska, Finnish Potato flatbread

Recipe Source: Here
1+1/2cup Mashed potato
1/2cup Spelt flour
1/2cup Quick cooking oat
1tbsp Flaxseed meal

Preheat the oven to 428F/220C. Mix the flaxseed meal in warm water and let it sit for a while.

Now take the mashed potato, spelt flour, quick cooking oats, flaxseed meal mixture salt, add enough water and make a dough.

Dough may be sticky but dont worry. Divide the dough into 4 portions.

Place a ball of dough on a baking tray line with baking paper and flatten it with flour dusted fingers as a round shaped disk.

Rieska,  Finnish Potato Flatbread

Continue the same process with the remaining dough.

Prick the bread with fork and bake for 15-20minutes.

Serve warm with butter or any spreads of your choice.

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