Rieska recipe

Rieska, a type of Finnish bread made with buttermilk and oatmeal.
Rieska, a type of Finnish bread made with buttermilk and oatmeal.

Rieska recipe

I got this recipe from my mother. Rieska is a type of Finnish bread we had occasionally when I was growing up. I just baked the bread shown in the photo.


  • 3 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup maltex or oatmeal
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk (maybe little less)
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in butter.
  3. Add buttermilk.
  4. Knead a little on floured board.
  5. Sprinkle flour and knead until doesn’t stick to fingers.
  6. Grease flat pan and press dough flat.
  7. Poke all over with a fork.
  8. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

5 responses to “Rieska recipe”

  1. Hello, I’m interested in this recipe a lot but I wanted to ask you one question about baking. It is written here that this bread should be baked at 425 degrees. What kind of degrees it is? Is it Celsius or Fahrenheit? Because if it is Celsius then probably I will not be able to bake it at home since my oven’s maximum temperature is 250C, right?

  2. Hi Aurelija. The degrees are in Fahrenheit, so that’s about 218 degrees Celsius. I hope the bread turns out nicely for you! I enjoy it buttered with a little honey or with some peanut butter.

  3. This bread looks awesome .. and i will do my best to make it real too :)) When i was a youth exchange student in Finland once in Kerimaki .. my host family used to do homemade bread in the machine and this was pretty long time ago and i didnt ever forget it .. i still remember the taste even .. *sigh*

    kind regards

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