#BreadBakers – Swedish Rye Bread (Limpa)


In an effort to make good on some of our leftover Holiday Ham (and because this month’s #BreadBakers theme is Rye), I thought this would be a perfect bread for Ham sandwiches. Since this has molasses AND rye AND anise seeds, it’s a very strongly flavored bread. So, I thought dijon, rye bread, ham… you get the idea. Honestly though, it became a little much to eat after a while. (Was it the ham, or the bread… hmmm…)

Being from NYC I am a sucker for Jewish Rye. Of course it would be entirely predictable of me to make Jewish Rye, so I thought that making a Swedish Rye would be a great way to expand my bread baking repertoire. (And isn’t that the point of this anyway?) It was an easy bread to bake, and it yielded 2 loaves. The whole thing was quite picturesque — snow falling, winter break, and Chopin playing on the stereo while I kneaded away. Ahhh…

The recipe is from the Gourmet Magazine cookbook. They have added it to their online arsenal here.

Anyway, I hope you will take a moment to visit each of our lovely #BreadBakers’ posts this month, as they have a number of great things going on with Rye too!

    Tangzhong Rye Bread

    by Stacy at Food Lust People Love

    Sourdough Rye Bread

    by Ansh at Spiceroots

    Potato Onion Rye Meteil

    by Karen at Karen’s Kitchen Stories

    Rye Fennel Crackers

    by Renee at Magnolia Days

    Caraway Rye Crackers with Reuben spread

    by Jenni at Pastry Chef Online

    Artisan Dark Rye Bread

    by Cindy at Cindy’s Recipes and Writing

    Chocolate rye bread

    by Rocio at Kidsandchic

    Pain d’Epice

    by Laura at Baking in Pyjamas

    Danish Rye Bread

    by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm

    Hapanleipä – Finnish Sour Rye Bread

    by Robin at A Shaggy Dough Story

    Banana Rye Muffins

    by Adam at Bakers and Best

    Boston Brown Bread

    by Holly at A Baker’s House

    Rye and Whole Wheat Bread

    by Kelly at Passion Kneaded

    Slow Cooker Boston Brown Bread

    by Mireille at Chef Mireille’s East West Realm


So join us! #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

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24 Responses to #BreadBakers – Swedish Rye Bread (Limpa)

  1. Renee Dobbs says:

    The bread looks good. I’ll have to go check out the recipe soon.

  2. I could see how all those strong flavors might get to be a bit…much…after awhile, but wow does that bread look good!

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  6. Anshie Dhar says:

    Oh that bread Looks amazing. I like strong flavors but agree two loaves would have been too much.

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  8. It looks delicious. I am sure you could freeze one of the loaves to reheat in the future.

  9. Stacy says:

    I can’t imagine that it was too much, Nicole, because ham and Dijon on rye sounds gorgeous! What beautiful loaves!

  10. You’re spot on about using BreadBakers to expand your kitchen horizons!

  11. writelane says:

    It looks so good! Slice it and freeze it sounds like a good idea then you can enjoy it as the mood strikes you!

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  13. Good choice to use your rye bread with a sandwich– I think it is best that way too. Nicely done!

  14. Delicious!!! We love rye bread!

  15. Ham and Dijon on rye? Yes please! Freezing is definitely the way to go when you’ve got too much bread (can there really be such a thing?)

  16. How cool that you made limpa!! It is sort of medicinal flavored, but in a good way, right? Beautiful loaves!

  17. kidschic says:

    that bread Looks amazing !! It´s perfect for sandwich .

  18. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas says:

    Oh my, that sandwich your describing sounds so yummy! This bread looks brilliant.

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