How to Make Leaf Bread
Leaf Bread (Laufabrauð), a crisp flatbread decorated with intricate designs, is a holiday tradition in Iceland. Made of a thin, waferlike dough, it's cut into geometric patterns, then deep-fried and saved to be eaten as an accompaniment to Christmas dinner. Here's how to make it. See the recipe »
- Roll dough into a 7″ disk, about 1/16″ thick.
- Using a paring knife or leaf bread iron, cut a series of parallel arrows approximately ¼” apart into the rolled out circle of dough in any pattern you wish.
- With the tip of your paring knife, lift the apex of every other arrow and fold it back to touch the apex of the arrow behind it.
- Press the dough together gently with the blade or your fingertip to seal.