A Nordic specialty
Crisp bread is a hard and thin dried bread which has originally been baked from wholegrain rye and water. Nowadays crisp breads are baked from all kinds of grains and they are also available gluten-free. Crisp bread is baked only for a few minutes in high temperature.
Crisp bread is a well-known snack in the Nordic countries. In Finland, children are introduced to crisp bread very early on, when they are about to get their first teeth. This is because the chewing of crisp bread calms down the baby’s itching gums.
Crisp bread is a popular side dish in the Nordic schools, the Finnish army and all kinds of mass events where a large number of mouths need to be fed. It is affordable, preserves well and is light to carry to various events.
Little holes are usually pressed on the surface of the bread which tie the surface and the bottom together and prevent the formation of air holes during baking. Crisp bread usually contains lots of fibres that maintain the wellbeing of the stomach, so it is also good for your intestines.
Try the wonderful crisp bread!