Tuesday, June 28, 2011
MIDSUMMER NIGHT DREAM WITH HOMEMADE BUTTER AND KNÄCKEBRÖD
There is a beautiful Midsummer fairy tale of two eternal Nordic lovers, the beautiful girl called Dust and a handsome boy called Dawn. They only meet once a year, on the shortest night of the year and kiss briefly.
To wait the whole year for this one kiss. Wow. This has to be something special :).
For the midsummer buffet I made homemade butter and swedish flatbread called knäckebröd. Unbelievably easy and tasty.
HOMEMADE BUTTER WITH CHILI & CHIVES
500g heavy cream
1 little red chili pepper
handful chopped fresh chives
Process heavy cream with electric mixer until buttermilk separates from the solid butter. Pour off (or save) the buttermilk. Remove the butter from the machine, squeeze it into a ball and wash it under cold running water several times until the water runs clear.
Add seasalt, chopped red chili, chives and mix it all together.
KNÄCKEBRÖD & SWEDISH FLATBREAD
ca 50g water
Mix flour with salt. Knead together flour, sesame seeds and water until the dough is smooth. Add more water if necessary. Make little dough balls. Roll them out very thin on the floured surface. It is important that the dough is as thin as possible. Then bake each of them on the frying pan without oil until crisp on the both sides.
Enjoy with homemade butter.