Icelandic Lichen Flatbread
1 packed cup Iceland moss (measured after soaking)
1 1/2 c rye flour
1/2 c stoneground whole wheat flour
a pinch of salt
boiling water as needed
(1 cup soaked Iceland moss is about 2 cups dried.) The Iceland moss is
soaked for a few minutes in lukewarm water to soften it, then drained and
chopped (I use a food processor). Mix it with rye flour, wheat flour and
salt, then gradually add boiling water and stir well, until you have a stiff
but pliable dough. Divide it into 12 equal pieces, roll them out thinly and
cut out a round cake, 7-8 inches in diameter. Prick them with a fork.
As for the baking - well, in the old days they were either baked directly on
the hot embers of the kitchen fire or on a large hot stone.
There is also a recipe there for Icelandic Lichen Milk Soup.
Anyone out there with more lichen recipes to share?