This is a traditional Swedish rye bread. Be sure that the seeds you use for this bread are fresh. You may substitute wholemeal flour for the rye flour. I prefer wholemeal. Gluten flour, a very important ingredient in this recipe, may be found in most health food shops.
One word. Horrible. - 25 Oct 2014
This was just plain weird. I am Swedish and we have Limpa bread every Christmas. I decided to try making my own this year and did this recipe first. I thought the addition of cumin was strange from the get-go and I was right. Cumin is NOT a scandinavian spice. If you want authentic Limpa, leave out the cumin and add anise instead. I found a better recipe that used brown sugar, molassas, caraway, anise, fennel and orange juice. That one came out perfect. - 28 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My grandmother use to bake this bread for Christmas...it was GREAT!!! - 28 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)