Finnish Bread Recipe
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Finnish Bread Recipe

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This recipe was brought over from Finland by pioneers who settled the area. We make this bread for a local festival that features foods from different countries.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 122 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add whole wheat flour, 2 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar, salt and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch the dough down. Shape into two 6-in. rounds; place on a greased baking sheet. Cut slashes in top with a knife. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  4. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining butter. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Finnish Bread in Country February/March 1996, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 122 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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