Swedish Limpu Bread

Swedish Limpu Bread

10 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    4 h
Ruth Uitto
Recipe by  Ruth Uitto

“Light, golden loaf Swedes have served for centuries.”

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Original recipe yields 2 loaves



  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.

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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 is almost identical to this one. Occasionally, I skip the orange zest and spices--then it is exactly like my grandmother's, who came from Sweden in her teens.



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". Him: "I do". So there you have it. Bf, who likes rye, thinks this is a weird bread, goodness knows why. It tastes like a light rye bread to me. Nothing weird about it in my opinion. Men. Anyway, thanks for the recipe! We have a weird household--don't worry so much about bf and his weirdness. ;o)

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 172 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs
  • 33.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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