Monday, September 10, 2018

Hönökaka/Swedish Flatbread/Isle of Hönö flatbread

Sweden is a Scandinavian country with Stockholm as capital. Swedish Cuisine is quite an interesting cuisine of Europe.A typical Swedish breakfast consists of a hard cheese, cold-cut, sausage or marmalade sandwich. The beverage is coffee, hot chocolate or tea and milk or juice. Some prefer porridge, others various breakfast cereals with yoghurt or filmjölk, processed sour milk.There are many different kinds of bread, from different rye breads and crispbreads to French rolls and toast. Swdeish lunch is a fairly simple meal, since most people only have a break of one hour from work.If you visit a Swede at home, you will almost always be given coffee. Next to the Finns, the Swedes are the biggest consumers of coffee in the world.Viennese pastry, cinnamon buns or cookies may be served with the coffee.  The most popular piece of pastry is the green marzipan cake called princesstårta. Since am running a month of blogging marathon with A-Z International flatbreads i was looking for a flatbread's name starts with 'H'. While googling i crossed this Honokaka which is a flatbread from Swedish island called Hono.

Honokaka, Swedenese Flatbread.jpg

Hono is a small island in the West coast of Sweden, this island calls for a short ferry ride from Gothenburg. And this Hono is getting popular coz for its tourism. Not as much as like small islands, this island is highly populated when compared to the other Swedish islands. And this island is quite popular for their flatbreads as well. Honokaka is quite an interesting flatbread which calls for hjorthornssalt which is made from deer antiers, but ammonium carbonate is used nowdays. However even ammonium carbonate can be replaces very well with baking powder. And Swedes use ljus syrup in this flatbread which is also replaced very well with golden syrup or corn syrup. Honokaka tastes fabulous when enjoyed warm with honey and butter. You can freeze these Swedish flatbread very well. Usually rye flour is used less in this bread since i want mine more healthy i used equal amount of both rye flour and bread flour. A knobbly rolling pin is used to give a beautiful pattern to this bread however i used fork to replicate the same pattern to this flatbread.

Swedenese HonoKaka, Honokaka

Recipe Source: Here
2cups Bread flour
2cups Rye flour
1tsp Baking powder
1tbsp Instant yeast
2tbsp Golden syrup
1+1/2cups Milk
50grams Butter

Heat the milk, butter in a saucepan until the butter melts, allow it to cool a bit until it turns luke warm.

Take the flours, baking powder in a bowl, add the yeast, salt and mix well.

Add the lukewarm milk, golden syrup and mix the dough.Knead well until the dough turns smooth and elastic, if the dough is stickly, add some flour and turn the dough as smooth dough.

Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and keep aside for two hours or until they double the volume.

Punch the dough and drop it on a floured surface, divide the dough as 6-7 balls, flatten it and leaves aside for half an hour.

Honokaka, Swedenese Honokaka Flatbread

Preheat the oven to 350F, line a baking sheet on a baking tray. arrange the tray in the oven

Take a flatbread and roll it bit thin, prick the flatbread with a fork to bring the pattern as these breads are usually rolled with a knobbly rolling pin.

Immediately drop this bread to the preheated baking tray. And bake for 8-10minutes until the top of the bread turns golden brown.

Let it cool and cover with a cloth.

Continue the same process with the remaining dough, once the bread gets cool cut as wedges and enjoy with your favourite spreads.

These flatbreads can be freezed very much well.

Honokaka, Eggless Sweden Flatbread

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The Swedish bread looks so pretty with that design and I am sure it tasted heavenly as well . Bread and butter is a fantastic combo , a classic one , honey just takes it to another level .

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The pattern on the bread looks so beautiful Priya. Nice reading about Swedish life style. Very interesting..

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a mini honey comb, Priya. Very pretty to look at. I am sure it tasted just as good.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

Love this baked flatbread. It looks so pretty with the design and I am sure it tastes good with any dip or jam. Lovely choice for H

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely bake this is Priya... I wish I could buy rye flour here so that I could try out this delicious looking bread.

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks lovely with that pattern. Never eaten rye flour bread so can just imagine from the look that it must have tasted awesome with some butter

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful design on the bread Priya. How did you make those marks? Also bread flour is similar to refined flour? Rye is mustard seeds flour? I love the texture in the pieces, looking forward to try it soon. And golden syrup do u mean by maple syrup???

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

This is a great looking Swedish bread and those holes are just perfect for honey or syrup to be soaked in. I am already looking forward to making some :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Oh I can't even pronounce it correctly, heheheh..but the bread sounds so good Priya. you can really pick up any cuisine and get it done so well!

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice reading this post Priya. The Swedish bread looks so good and I'm sure it tastes awesome with butter!

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

Look so healthy and spongy.. wow.