How to make it

  • Combine first six ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil; boil for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Let cool some, then add the salt and cold water.
  • Test the temperature, then add the yeast.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the rye flour and as much white flour as needed to make a soft dough.
  • Knead well.
  • The bread dough will be sticky.
  • Let rise until double.
  • Shape into 4 loaves (Traditionally in round loaves, but loaf pans work also) and let rise again until double.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.
  • Note: This is an authentic Swedish limpa baked in the old world tradition with brown sugar and molasses. Limpa bread has a dense texture and a sweet flavor with a hint of anise and orange. Try using Limpa bread for a turkey sandwich or toast it with orange marmalade.

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  • jakartainflames 13 years ago
    This seems yummy.
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  • mandy1632 13 years ago
    is it really 3 tablespoons of yeast? or 3 teaspoons?
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  • jackyjoe7179 13 years ago
    this looks fantastic. i love rye bread and anxious to make this. Thanks for the post
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  • lillyann 13 years ago
    Indeed it can be halved OR ... the extra loves can be frozen. I have 4 teenagers so the bread never makes it to the freezer! ;)
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  • dbstraight 13 years ago
    Could this recipe be halved without problem... or can the unbaked loaves be frozen or something?
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