This is a traditional Swedish rye bread. Be sure that the seeds you use for this bread are fresh. You may substitute rye flour for the whole wheat flour, however, it will affect the taste. I prefer whole wheat. Also, gluten, a very important ingredient in this recipe, may be found in most gourmet food stores or health food stores. Barley malt can be substituted for molasses. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine fennel seeds, cumin seeds, caraway seeds, cracked wheat, butter or margarine, molasses or barley malt, and orange zest in 1 1/3 cup of boiling water. Soak for 1 hour. (This pre-soaks the cracked wheat and pre-releases the other flavors.)

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  • Add seed mixture along with baking soda, whole wheat or rye flour, high-gluten bread flour, dry yeast, gluten, and buttermilk powder 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. Start.

Nutrition Facts

78.2 calories; 2.1 g protein; 13.2 g carbohydrates; 5.5 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
My grandmother use to bake this bread for Christmas...it was GREAT!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
My grandmother use to bake this bread for Christmas...it was GREAT!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2007
I've tried other recipes here and this is the best of the best. Makes for a very yummy whole grain type bread with everything you need for nutrition not to mention a great taste. Takes a little time, but its worth it.Made it with as is ingredients, I like the whole wheat instead of rye. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2012
besides the cumin which being Swedish one would never use Anise as all the others is the spice of choice. Use Rye flour if you can get it makes all the difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2011
I also am Swedish I elimated the cracked wheat and used whole wheat bread flour instead of the rye since Rye flour is impossible to get where I live. And I don't know where the "cumin" came in there but I basically followed the recipe but used the following seeds: Fennel carraway and Anise. My bread came out wonderful!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I used coarsely chopped rye berries instead of the cracked wheat and cooked the bread in a greased pie pan at 350 for 45 minutes. Wonderful flavor bread! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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