Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The REAL Reason Vikings Were Brutal and a New Use for Shredded Wheat! Week 4 (Part 2) Wrap Up

Baby Viking
Baby Viking


My son, Mr. Personality, has come up with THE reason why the Vikings were not content to 'stay at home' in their own land and were driven to raiding and conquest --- it's because of their BREAD.  Yep, you heard it, their BREAD!

After giving 'Viking Bread' a try in our household, he declared "This stuff is so heavy and sits like a rock in your stomach.  If I had to eat this everyday, I'd be fearless, ferocious and go in search of other lands to see if they have better bread."

Viking Bread
Viking Bread

Viking Bread
Baked and ready to eat!

(Recipe added on 1/19)
VIKING BREAD:
3 cups whole wheat flour (can also use part oat, barley or rye flour)
2 cups white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
2 cups warm water
1 cup oats
Directions:
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add and sire in 3/4 cups of oats (save 1/4 cup for later). Slowly add the 2 cups of warm water. Sire well. The mixture will become difficult to stir. Knead the mixture until the mixture becomes stiff. Form into a circle and place on a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle the remaining oats on top. Put the cookie sheet into a cold oven. Then turn the oven to 375. Bake for one hour. Cool slightly and enjoy.

I didn't think it was THAT bad....but, perhaps I do not have Viking blood???


Thor's Shrinky-Dinks Hammer
Thor's Hammer


Thor's Hammer Shrinky-Dinks.


Now, what about that Shredded Wheat????

After creating a Viking Longhouse, we tried to do a sod roof.  After a messy try with mud and grass seed, the cardboard roof was too wet and heavy and caved in.  Then I remembered a box of shredded wheat in the pantry.  Applying those little stale squares to the roof with a glue gun......perfect!

Viking Longhouse
Viking Longhouse

Viking settlement complete with boats.

Viking Boats
Viking Boats

Lego Viking Village
Lego Viking Village

Arab and Viking Traders
Arab and Viking Traders
  
The kids did try one with Arab traders and then remembered that the Vikings went TO the traders and not the other way around.  (Guess they rewrote history a little)
Lego Arab and Viking Traders
Lego Arab and Viking Traders





Thanks for coming 'eviking' with us......now on to more Medieval history and castles, castles, castles!

3 comments:

  1. Would you share the recipe for the bread? We are always up for trying different kinds of breads!

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  2. Sure! Thanks for visiting Momma24

    VIKING BREAD:
    3 cups whole wheat flour (can also use part oat, barley or rye flour)
    2 cups white flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp sea salt
    2 cups warm water
    1 cup oats
    Directions:
    In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add and sire in 3/4 cups of oats (save 1/4 cup for later). Slowly add the 2 cups of warm water. Sire well. The mixture will become difficult to stir. Knead the mixture until the mixture becomes stiff. Form into a circle and place on a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle the remaining oats on top. Put the cookie sheet into a cold oven. Then turn the oven to 375. Bake for one hour. Cool slightly and enjoy.

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  3. I love reading about your history...we are doing SOTW as well...just finished chapter 19! :)

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