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Swedish limpa bread

Swedish limpa bread

KitchenAid Chef
Import-Recipe - Swedish Limpa Bread





300 g

white bread flour

120 g

rye flour

7 g


10 g

instant yeast

1 tbsp

anise, ground

230 ml


5 g

baking soda


orange zest

75 ml


200 ml


1 tbsp

light brown sugar

30 g


Step by step

  1. Pour the water in a small cooking pan. Add the molasses, brown sugar, butter and a zest of one orange. Bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes. Let cool off for 10 minutes.

  2. Mix buttermilk with baking soda. Add the mosalles syrup and mix together.

  3. Warm the Bread Bowl by filling it with hot water, pour out the water and pat dry. Affix the Bread Bowl to the KitchenAid stand mixer. Insert the Dough Hook and lock the head in place.

  4. Place the flours, salt, yeast and ground anise in the Bread Bowl. Add the wet ingredients and pull the speed lever to 2. Once the dough comes together, knead for 4 minutes on speed 2.

  5. Remove dough from the hook and remove the Bread Bowl. Dust the top of the dough with a bit of flour. Use a hand to turn and coat the dough in flour, then cover the bowl with the lid. Let the dough rise for 60 minutes.

  6. Unncover the bowl and gently pull the dough from the bowl onto a floured surface. Form a ball by picking up one end of the dough and stretching it, then folding it into the center of the dough like you are folding an envelope. Continue until the dough forms a round bread loaf. Gently place both hands on each side of the round and gently curl your right palm around the right edge while using your left hand to rotate the round on the surface. This action will smooth the dough into a round mound.

  7. Line the lid of the Bread Bowl with baking paper. Place the dough on the lid and cover it with the Bread Bowl. Allow the dough to rise for 30 more minutes.

  8. While dough is on second rise, preheat the oven to 230°C. Open the Bread Bowl and score the bread. Close the Bread Bowl and place it in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the Bread Bowl with oven mitts and bake the bread for 5 more minutes, or until the crust is a golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool before slicing.