About this recipe: A Finnish flatbread chock-a-block with a trio of healthy ground grains: Wholemeal flour, rye flour and bread flour. Three is a magic (Finnish) number and this bread will taste of it!
Looks like my wife's recipe for Finnish Rye Bread. I'm the Finn, not her but she bakes as if she were as Finnish as Heikki's pig. For this one she uses the water that unpeeled potatoes were boiled in, suitably cooled enough to not kill the yeast, of course. That's a trick my mother taught her. You wouldn't think that would add very much, but the potato starch really improves the texture and flavor. - 02 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great bread! I cut the recipe in half, and kept the whole wheat and rye flours at the same amounts, so have less bread flour. It rose nicely. My bread needed a few more minutes of baking time than what was called for. I'll be baking this again! - 11 Mar 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Delicious! In place of the water I used whey from cheese making earlier today. Then, since I had no butter, I used coconut oil to brush on the tops when they came out of the oven. It all worked out perfectly. Next time I'll decrease the white and up the rye flour content. Thank you 2CHAE, from a Canadian Finn! - 28 Apr 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)