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."
|Baked and ready to eat!|
(Recipe added on 1/19)
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
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 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 settlement complete with boats.
|Lego Viking Village|
|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|
Thanks for coming 'eviking' with us......now on to more Medieval history and castles, castles, castles!