POTATO & BARLEY FLATBREADS
MAKES 20 FLATBREADS 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks (about 1 lb) 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp sea salt 2 cups barley flour Preheat the oven to 475°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the potatoes until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Reserve ¾ cup of the cooking water and drain the potatoes, returning them to the pot to cool.
Add the butter, salt and some of the reserved cooking water to the potatoes; mash until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
Add the flour to the cooled potato mixture and mix to make a firm but pliable dough. Mix in a little more of the reserved cooking water if the dough is too stiff.
Working in batches, pull off plum-sized pieces of dough and, using your hands, roll into balls. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets and flatten into thin discs with your hands or a floured rolling pin. Prick all over with a fork. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Find more delicious Finnish recipes in the Nordic Bakery Cookbook (Ryland, Peters & Small, $20).