Estonian Barley Skillet Bread

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Sarah_Jayne

A traditional Estonia bread that I am told is normally eaten warm with butter and honey. Sounds great to me!

Top Review by Aunt Cookie

This was very good with butter and honey. I wouldn't leave out the caraway seed, because I think it's what made me really enjoy this recipe. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the dry ingredients and caraway seeds (if using) together in a large dish.
  2. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and vegetable oil.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Do not over mix. You will get something between batter and dough.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Brush an 8 inch cast-iron skillet with the butter.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the skillet and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining butter over the top.
  8. Bake until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean for about 50 minutes.

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