Swedish Rye Bread

Swedish Rye Bread


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This is a Swedish bread which is called 'limpa.' You can also use wholemeal flour if you can't find rye flour or don't like it.


Serves: 15 

  • 300ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 4 tablespoons bulgur wheat
  • 60g butter
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons treacle or golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 150g rye flour
  • 200g bread flour
  • 1 dessertspoon dried active baking yeast
  • 1 dessertspoon gluten flour
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk

Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:4hours 

  1. Combine fennel seeds, cumin seeds, caraway seeds, bulgur wheat, butter, treacle and orange zest with the boiling water. Soak for 1 hour to meld flavours and soften the bulgur.
  2. Add bulgur mixture with the bicarb soda, rye flour, bread flour, yeast, gluten flour and buttermilk 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. Press start.

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Reviews (3)


My granny used to bake this bread for Christmas...it was GREAT!!! - 08 Oct 2008


Good texture but, without salt, very bland, despite the spices. Was it intentional to omit the salt? I made a second loaf, plus 2 teaspoons of salt and thought it a huge improvement. - 24 Sep 2013


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 wholemeal instead of rye. - 08 Oct 2008

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