In our family we love having guests. Its really revitalizing to gather friends. Here in Scandinavia it can get quite cold, so it get even more “hyggeligt” to be surrounded with friends and kids, around some pan made bread and hot drinks, after a long day out.
I have trouble limiting my full course dinners, when it comes to having guests over. I shop groceries like I expect they haven’t eaten in days. So it’s really liberating, only having to arrange a simple walk and some newly baked pan bread, and hot ginger/elderflower tea. It also increases the chance of a peaceful family time before the guests arrive, that is if you are able to keep it simple.
So this weekend that’s my plan. I want to invite some guests over for a cozy afternoon arrangement, which is simple but joy filled.
To bake pan bread is really simple and perfect for the coming vinter break, which is right around the corner.
Here is our recipe for pan bread.
Pan Bread (6 pcs)
4 dl (1.7 US cups) Wheat flour
1 1/2 tsk (tea spoon) Baking powder
1 1/2 tsk. (tea spoon) salt
1/2 dl (0.2 US cups) olive oil
1 dl (0.4 US cups) water
25 g (0.9 Oz) smeltet smør
Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Add oil and water. Knead the dough until its elastic, and you can stretch it paper thin, without it breaking.
Shape the dough into 6 buns, and roll the out into 6 flat pan breads, about half a centimeter (0.2”)
Melt the butter and brush the bread with it. Heat a pan with no grease, and bake them golden.
When both sides are done, and they look nice and crisp, take them of the pan, and let them cool.
Find more ideas in our book, Luk naturen ind hele året.