Swedish Hardtack

1 pint buttermilk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening, melted
1 teaspoon salt
7/8 teaspoon baking soda
Coarse rye flour

Mix ingredients to make a thick dough and shape into 24 balls, dipping them in flour. Roll out very thin with a special peg rolling pin (a barbed pin which pricks dough as it rolls). Bake
on a cookie sheet in hot oven (425 F.) until browned, about 15 minutes. These are very crisp and tender.

Country of Origin: Sweden

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