Finnish Flatbread Recipe
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Finnish Flatbread Recipe

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My husband and I have eaten this simple-to-make bread for years. It's so nice to have homemade bread with spaghetti, and it's even nicer when you don't have to fuss. — Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 203 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead for 3-5 minutes. Pat onto an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Finnish Flat Bread in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p31

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mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 4998
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"We really enjoyed theses. They are very similar to a biscut. They are also super easy to make."

mrenda User ID: 5393618 8052
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"We really enjoyed this flatbread. It made a very nice side to fried chicken and veggies!"

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