Swedish Hard Tack

Very nice with butter or cheese. Biscuit-like (crunchy) and sweet. Also called knackebrod.

Original recipe makes 12 servings


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 cup buttermilk

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins


    1 hr


  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.


Calories: 196 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Cholesterol: 21 mg
Fat: 8.1 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 3.7 g
Sodium: 129 mg