Tekakor (Swedish Teacakes)

TYPE : Swedish
Bread
YIELD : 18 teacakes
CALORIES : 182 kcal
PREP TIME : 25 mins
COOK TIME : 6 mins
TOTAL TIME : 2 hrs 41 mins

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 stick (100 g) butter
  • 2 cups (5 dl) milk
  • 2 tsp instant yeast, or 25 g fresh yeast
  • 4 1/2 – 5 cups (11 – 12 dl) all-purpose or bread flour (reserve 1 cup (2.5 dl) for kneading)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS :

  • Melt the butter, then add milk and heat until lukewarm. Stir in fresh yeast, if used.
  • Mix with dry ingredients and knead for at least 10 minutes. Add flour as needed.
  • Cover with plastic or a lid and allow to rise until at least double the size, 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  • Roll the dough to 1/3 inch (8 mm) thickness and cut out 4 1/2 inch (11 – 12 cm) circles. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork or docker.
  • Cover and prove for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, set the oven to 450°F (230°C) and add a baking stone if available.
  • Bake until light brown, about 6 minutes.
  • Spray or brush lightly with water when hot out of the oven, then allow to cool on a rack under a clean towel.

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