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Leve is a viking flatbread made out of a mix of flour and liquid. You can use any combination of flour you want, but I suggest that you use at least some wheat flour. You can bake them in the ashes from  campfire, on a stone, in a primitive or modern oven or as I normally do in a dry frying pan either over the fire or on the stove top. They were a staple of the viking meals.


Leve is a viking flatbread made out of a mix of flour and liquid.
Course Baked Goods, Bread
Cuisine Danish, Historical cooking, Viking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 600 milliliters wheat flour (I use half spelt half regular wheat flour)
  • 150 milliliters rye flour
  • 150 milliliters barley flour you might need to visit a health store or you can use spelt or another old flour type
  • 450 milliliters liquid (water buttermilk or whey)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Optional seeds or cooked grains


  1. Knead all the ingredients together – you might need a bit more water or flour to make it into a good dough. The dough should not be wet.
  2. Roll them into flat breads about the size of a small dessert plate.
  3. Bake the breads and flip the a few times while baking. They need to bake for about 10 minutes. If you bake them in an oven they will raise a little bit while they stay flat in the frying pan. Both taste really nice.

What the vikings ate

Saturday I visited MoMu (Moesgaard Museum) with my boyfriend who had yet to see the museum. I of course visited the museum shop and picked up a viking cookbook, that I was yet to own (Bålmad for moderne vikinger). It had a lot of great information along with quite a few interesting recipes. It also had an introduction where it among other things talked about which food were available in the viking age. It wasn’t quite sure about some of the items, which sparked me to research some more. I decided to make a list of food stuff that was available to the vikings at home and something might have encountered on their travels and possibly imported. I also decided to make a list of food stuff that they definitely didn’t have. Keep Reading

What the vikings definitely didn’t eat

Browsing the web, especially on pinterest I sometimes come across some medieval and viking recipes, for reenactment events or markets no less, that makes me groan. This isn’t about perfect authenticity, but it is about presenting something that is plausible – especially when cooking for the public.

In my little project to make a list of what the vikings might have eaten, I thought it might be a good idea to make a list of food that is definitely no-go for viking and early medieval events. The food on this list was either not invented till much much later OR is food stuff only found in the Americas and that the Europeans wouldn’t know till after Columbus – like turkey.

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Larp craft projects

The fork used as a lucet
The fork used as a lucet

As I have mentioned before I am going to Drachenfest later this month. It is one of the world biggest LARPs and is located in Germany. I have never been to a larp bigger than 50 people, it is going to be a bit overwhelming. Part of what I like about larps is the excuse e to dress up. I have constructed my own costume with the help of friends and family. Thank you Ingerlise and thank you Kitte, I could not have done it without you.

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