Family Favorites Recipe

Swedish Limpa Rye Bread

By Family Favorites Quinnn

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3 loaves
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Family's Story

Just a little different than your normal caraway rye with a hint of anise. Not a sweet tasting bread... use it as you would regular rye bread for incredible sandwiches and toast. One of my personal favorites!


1 c
2/3 c
white sugar
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1/4 c
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 c
2 1/2 c
rye flour
5-5 1/2 c
white flour
2-3 pkg
dry active yeast (original recipe calls for 2 yeast cakes)
1/4 c
warm water
1 tsp
1 tsp
anise seed
1 Tbsp
grated orange peel
1 tsp
fennel seed, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

Place water, sugar, butter, salt, molasses, seeds and peel in a pan and bring to a boil. Remove from stove. Add baking soda to buttermilk and add to hot mixture.
Place rye flour in a large bowl and gradually add liquid mixture, beating smooth. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and add 1 tsp. sugar.
Add white flour until a firm dough forms. (Somewhere between 5-5 1/2 cups.)
Place in greased bowl and allow to rise until doubled in bulk. Punch down and let rise again. Form into 3 loaves and place in greased pan and again allow to rise until double in bulk. You can also form round loaves, making 3-4 shallow slices in top to form a decorative design at this point.
Bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. Brush with melted butter when done.
*** I have omitted one of the risings without much difference, but this is the original recipe.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Swedish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom

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