Knäckebrödets Dag on February 19, launched in 2018, and behind this initiative is Knäckebrödsakademin.
Knäckebröd is one of the most traditional foods in Sweden. With Knäckebrödets Dag we can highlight all large and small knäckebröd bakers. These allow us to enjoy fantastic bread while new varieties of knäckebröd constantly develop.
Knäckebrödets Dag is a day when we honour a proud history and cultural heritage that has been with us since the first baking ovens were built hundreds of years ago. The rye, the most common cereal, was harvested and ground and baked in round cakes hung under the roofs of the cottages and then prepared a good and healthy diet during the year.
Initially, knäckebröd was baked on only four ingredients, whole grain flour of rye, yeast or sourdough, salt and water. Many of our most popular knäckebröd still bake with this recipe today.