Knackebrot (German Crispy Bread)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Knackebrot is a hard, cracker-like bread from Germany. Tastes GREAT with cream cheese and syrup or a slice of ham! After spending the summer in Germany, I came back missing this great treat, and decided to find out a way of making it myself. Here's a recipe I found on a German site:

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix and knead all ingredients throughly.
  2. Spread and roll dough thinly on a greased cookie sheet (only about 1/8th of an inch thick).
  3. Spread sesame seeds evenly on top of dough, and roll with rolling pin again to make sure seeds stick to the dough.
  4. Cut into rectangles (about the size of graham crackers), and make holes evenly with a fork.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes at 425 F (220 C).
  6. When done, don't put bread in any closed container, or it will get soft!
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I had quite high hopes for this recipe but found that even though I adjusted my oven to a bit lower temp, the crackers burned when I walked away for a few minutes (and they still had several minutes on the timer). I will most likely try them again but use a lower temp and less cooking time. I think they will be fine then. Thanks for posting, Beckers99. Made for PAC 2007.