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Swedish Hard Tack

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"Very nice with butter or cheese. Biscuit-like (crunchy) and sweet. Also called knackebrod."
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1 h servings 196
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Rub in the shortening until the mixture appears sandy. Stir in the buttermilk until the dough holds together. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 4-inch squares, then cut each square diagonally into triangles, and prick with a fork.
  3. Bake the triangles in preheated oven on ungreased cookie sheets until dry and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 196 calories; 8.1 27 3.7 21 129 Full nutrition

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Ummm ummm, right out of the oven with hot coffee and cream honey, delicious. Any mountain man, or Civil War buff can appreciate the light sweetness and crumbly texture of this recipe. I substit...

With a few minor tweaks, this recipe is just as good as the stuff grandma used to make : ) There was no measurement for salt so I used discretion and put in 1/4 of a teasoon. I also used margari...

Very good, in and of itself, but the name is misleading. Real hard tack does not have milk, oils, or sugar. These ingredients reduce the shelf time considerably. The nature of hard tack is its v...

Not true hardtack, but WHO CARES!?!? Best recipe I have ever made. It has become a tradition in my family that I will make it for Christmas. The last time I did this, I added a quarter teaspoon ...

it's more like pie crust. If you sprinkle cinnamon and sugar's not bad but sweet