Emergency Bread

Emergency Bread |
Kruh ZA Krizne Situacije

Makes one small loaf.

  • Prep time: 10min + rising time
  • Cook time: 30min
  • Total time: 40min
  • Difficulty: Basic

This Finnish bread is extremely simple to make. It is also known as Hätäleipä in Finland (Hätä means emergency and leipä means bread). The procedure is as simple as combining all of the ingredients in a bowl. The dough doesn’t need to be kneaded in the traditional sense, and it’s ready in minutes if you don’t count the rising time. That’s why it’s known as “emergency bread.” Traditionally, rye or spelt flour would be used in this recipe, but I substituted buckwheat flour.


  • 7g dry yeast
  • 240ml lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 50g buckwheat flour
  • 190g bread flour


Combine yeast, honey, and lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl. Allow for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture is foamy. In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, and buckwheat flour.

With a wooden spoon, mix in the bread flour 50 times. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, shape the dough into a round shape. Don’t be concerned if the dough isn’t perfectly round; it’s very loose and sticky.

Set aside for 45 minutes to rise after being sprinkled with bread flour. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius. Bake the bread for 30 minutes, or until golden.


Emergency Bread
Emergency Bread |
Kruh ZA Krizne Situacije

My friend, you need emergency bread. Simply combine a few ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat them a few times with a wooden spoon. And without even getting your hands dirty, you have a perfectly good bread dough. You can enjoy your cup of coffee during the rising time, while the baking time allows you to set the table and prepare everything for a delicious family breakfast. Isn’t it incredible?

Emergency Bread |
Kruh ZA Krizne Situacije

Thank you!