Swedish limpa bread

Swedish limpa bread


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About this recipe: 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.


Serves: 15 

  • 300ml (11 fl oz) boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 4 tablespoons bulgur wheat
  • 50g (2 oz) butter
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons treacle
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g (5 oz) rye flour
  • 200g (7 oz) bread flour
  • 1 dessertspoon dried active baking yeast
  • 1 dessertspoon gluten flour
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:4hr 

  1. Combine fennel seeds, cumin seeds, caraway seeds, bulgur wheat, butter, treacle and orange zest with the boiling water. Soak for 1 hour to meld flavours and soften the bulgur.
  2. Add bulgur mixture with the bicarbonate of soda, rye flour, bread flour, yeast, gluten flour and buttermilk into the pan of a bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the cycle for White Bread and the Light Crust setting. Press Start.

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One word. Horrible. - 25 Oct 2014

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