Cookbook:Maitorieska (Finnish Barley Flatbread)

Maitorieska (Finnish Barley Flatbread)
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Maitorieska (milk rieska, pronounced "RE-ehskuh") is a barley-based flatbread that is a local specialty and a very traditional food in the Ylivieska area of Finland.




  1. Preheat oven to 300°C (570°F), or as high as it will go.
  2. Combine milk and salt, and add flour. Mix the ingredients well to make a dough.
  3. Knead into a flat, round bread (about 0.5 cm / ¼ inch thick).
  4. Bake on an oven tray for about 10 minutes or until the surface gets some darker spots. Alternatively, fry it in a pan on the stove or on open fire.
  5. Eat fresh with butter and cold milk.