Limpa Bread


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!

1 9x5 inch loaf


  • 1 ⅓ cups boiling water

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed

  • ¼ cup cracked wheat

  • 2 ¼ tablespoons butter

  • 2 ¼ tablespoons molasses

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups rye flour

  • 1 ½ cups bread flour

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 2 teaspoons gluten flour

  • 3 tablespoons powdered buttermilk


  1. 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.)

  2. 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 (per serving)

78 Calories
2g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 115mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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