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Swedish Limpu Bread

"Light, golden loaf Swedes have served for centuries."
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Ingredients

4 h servings 172 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 loaves)

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  1. Boil water, sugar, oil, salt, orange rind, caraway seeds, and fennel seeds in a saucepan for 3 minutes. Cool until warm
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour and yeast. Stir in cooled orange rind mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Blend in eggs. Add 1 cup flour, and beat 1 minute on medium speed. Add rye flour and enough additional white flour to make a stiff dough.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes, or until smooth and satiny. Shape into a ball. Place in lightly greased bowl, turning to grease the surface. Cover with a damp cloth, and place in a warm spot. Allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled.
  4. Punch dough down, and divide in half. Shape into 2 balls. Let rest for 10 min. Shape into 2 loaves, and place into ungreased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Brush with oil. Allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 172 calories; 2 g fat; 33.6 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 202 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Being predominantly Swedish by nationality, this is my favorite bread. My grandmother used to make this often (it was best hot from the oven). My recipe that I have used for several years...

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I am Swedish and have made Limpa breads in the past, so I thought I'd give this one a try. While very tasty, it did turn out rather dry and dense, despite letting the dough take some extra time...

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Being predominantly Swedish by nationality, this is my favorite bread. My grandmother used to make this often (it was best hot from the oven). My recipe that I have used for several years...

excellent receipe just like my mother use to make. Love Swiss forever.

I thought bf would love this--I was sure he liked rye. He's not so sure about this one. Says it's "weird". Why, I don't know. So, I say to him, "I made it for you. I thought you liked rye"....

MMmm this bread is really yummy. I am doing a report on Sweden for one of my classes and wanted to test this recipe out before I make it for my class. I didn't have caraway seeds, but I used eve...

A satisfying, flavorful bread. Not having an orange on hand, I left that out, but was still very pleased with my results.

My grandma used to make this bread for hoildays. Brings back memories

I have some great tips and have baked yeast breads for 35 years. Just making some simple healthier choices is a plus. First, always proof your yeast. Just use a half cup of the water called for ...

The first time I made it exactly as the recipe instructs and I loved it. The second time I added 15g of ground cardamom and doubled the orange zest; it is even better (that might make it less a...

A very nice and fragrant bread. Perfect for the holidays, or anytime.