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How to bake chrisp bread on your coffee maker

There are always at least three kinds of breads on the swedish christmas table – the wort bread with raisins, the wort bread without raisins and the crisp bread. Ah, well… We eat the crisp bread to almost every meal here in Sweden, but it is a must on the christmas table. I haven’t baked any type of wort bread yet, but this is how you bake crisp bread on your coffee maker.

Since it’s for the christmas table, let’s call them chrisp breads!

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Time

About 1 hour/chrisp bread

Ingredients

  • 2 dl of cornmeal
  • 2 dl of mixed pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds (or whatever seeds you’d like to use)
  • 1/2 dl of canola oil
  • 2 dl of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Flake salt
  • Some more seeds
  • Butter

Instructions

Pour water into the coffee maker brewer, start the coffee maker and mix all the other ingredients into a paste in a bowl. Pour the hot water over the paste and stir.

Place some paste directly on the coffee maker plate, flatten it out and leave it there until it becomes hard and crispy. Turn it over and sprinkle some flaked salt and seeds on it. Oh! Before the bread gets too hard you must also make a hole in the middle of chrisp bread. I don’t know why. I’m sure there is a good reason why it should be a hole in all of the round chrisp breads, but I don’t care so much that I want to check it out.  It was pleasant nonetheless to eat the chrisp bread when it was ready, and it looked good with the hole. Turn off the coffeemaker.

Eat the chrisp breads with lots, and lots of butter on.

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My mix with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

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I tried to use the meat hammer to make a pattern in the bread (chrisp breads often have patterns). It didn’t work though.

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How to bake chrisp bread on your coffee maker.

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

Lucia saffron bun special!

Tonight is a big night in Sweden. It’s the “Lussevaka”! Probably 95% of the swedes sits up all night, eating these saffron buns, drinking glögg (mulled wine) and waiting for the Lucia parade to enter and sing the same songs all over again – year after year in really high pitched scary voices. And everybody is like “OOOOooh, that was so beauuuutiful!” afterwards. But, no, it’s not! It sounds horrible. I’m not fond of this tradition at all, I get a bit freaked out from the Lucia parades. OK maybe when kids do it (I guess it could be fun for some of the kids, it sure wasn’t fun for me growing up though), but when adults do it that just gives me the creeps. Adults, you should know better.

My first anxiety attacks started very early in school, maybe in first grade or so, when we had to “perform” in these stupid Lucia parades. I thought it was super awkward, didn’t like the songs (mimed them all when the teachers told me that I couldn’t just stand there and that I had to sing) and we had to read weird poems about baby Jesus, elfs and stuff like “The midwinter night is cold and intense. The stars are shimmering and glittering.” And it was always someone in the Lucia parade that fainted (haha, I just read this article – it says that FIFTEEN children in that parade fainted). I don’t now why I hated it so much already in those early years, but the feeling has stuck with me all these years.

I could go on and on about this, but let’s talk about how to bake different Lucia saffron bun stuff on the coffee maker AND/OR a hair curler instead.

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This Lucia saffron swirl comes with a cat hair. Can you see it?

Time

It depends on what kind of saffron bun you are baking, and how many – but about 3 hours

Ingredients

(For many saffron buns)

  • ½ pt yeast for sweet doughs
  • 100 g butter
  • 3 dl milk
  • 1 ½ dl sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 12 dl flour
  • 1 packet saffron (maybe a bit more if you can afford it)
  • Raisins
  • Butter

Instructions

Start the coffee maker. Put the butter in the can and melt it. Then add the milk and wait until it become lukewarm. Crumble the yeast and stir. Add sugar, saffron, salt and egg and pour everything into a large bowl. Turn off the coffeemaker.

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Mix the flour into the bowl, a little at a time, and knead (?! this is a difficult recipe for me to translate;) ) until the dough is nice and smooth. Set the dough to prove for 45 minutes under a kitchen towel.

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Leave the dough to prove in a warm place.

Now I have two different ways of cooking these saffron breads – on the hair curler (Lucia saffron swirls) or on the coffee maker (Lucia saffron discs) of course. See instructions below.

Lucia saffron swirls (Lussesnurror)

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Form the dough like a sausage and flatten it. Swirl the flat dough sausage around the curling iron and leave it until it’s baked properly. I guess the time factor depends a lot on what hair curler you use. I have an old, almost useless hair curler so I had to leave it for about 50 minutes.

Serve the Lucia saffron swirl together with mulled wine.

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Multitaskingbaking!

Lucia saffron discs (Lusseplattor)

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Shape the dough into discs that are the same size as the coffee maker plate. Press the raisins in the saffron discs, if desired. Leave the saffron discs to prove for another half an hour under a towel.

Start the coffee maker and click a small piece of butter on the plate. When it is melted place a saffron disc on the plate and cook it for 15-20 minutes on each side, or until it got a nice golden color (do not forget it, then it becomes black). Repeat until you don’t want to spend more time on this shit and bake the remaining dough in the oven instead. Turn off the coffeemaker.

Serve the Lucia saffron discs with absolutely nothing else than mulled wine.

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Proving of the Lucia saffron discs.

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Baking of the Lucia saffron discs.

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A newly sterilized Lucia saffron cat cat.

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Another cat balancing a Lucia saffron cat on its head. Focused or what?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

 

I rest my case…