Tunnbröd or polar bread recipe, the Swedish bread that you can have ready for dinner in just a few minutes

The tunnbröd or polar bread It is originally from Sweden, although it is currently consumed throughout Scandinavia. It is a flat bread, very soft flavor, which is made in a pan and allows endless combinations of fillings. If you are not going to consume it immediately, it is best to keep it in a plastic bag so that it does not dry, although there is nothing like eating it freshly made.

The usual thing is to give it a rounded shape, but you can also make it square (on a square plate). If you don't want to use the iron you can also cook it in the preheated oven at 220ºC, in this case you must remove it just when it begins to brown it.


For 12 units
  • 150 g strength flour
  • Wholegrain rye flour 75 g
  • Baker's dry yeast 1/2 left over
  • 1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100 ml warm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Quark cheese 50 g
  • Oil to grease the bowl

How to make tunnbröd or polar bread

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Processing 30 m
  • 1 hour rest

In a bowl we put the flour, yeast, fennel seeds, salt, water and honey. Knead until everything is well united. Add the quark cheese and knead again until you get a smooth and uniform dough.

We form a ball, place it in a large bowl greased with oil and we cover it with transparent paper or with a damp cloth. Let it rest for an hour in a warm place.

We divide the dough into 12 portions to which we will shape a ball. Sprinkle with flour the countertop and with the help of a roller we spread the balls until they are as thin as possible. We puncture the entire surface with a barbed roller or with a fork.

We heat a large thick bottom pan, put the dough and we roast it about two minutes on each side taking care that it burns, without roasting, it must be soft and manageable to be able to roll up.

With what to accompany polar bread or tunnbröd

The polar bread or tunnbröd It can be served as an accompanying bread, in this case it is not necessary to roll it, or we can also fill it with our favorite ingredients: sausage, marinated salmon, cheese, assorted lettuce, jam, avocado, etc.