This is a quick rye flatbread from Finland that is sometimes made with oats or potatoes. Rieska is a nice accompaniment to a bowl of hot soup!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄2 cup soy milk powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups plus 1 Tbsp. rye flour, divided
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine, melted


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Mix soy milk powder with water until well blended. This is meant to substitute for evaporated milk, so it will be thicker than regular soy milk. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups rye flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Stir in soy milk mixture and melted margarine until smooth. Turn onto a greased cookie sheet and pat to a 14-inch circle, about 1⁄2 inch thick. Dust with remaining tablespoon of rye flour.
  • Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve hot.