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Swedish Limpa Bread

 Swedish Limpa Bread
I've entered my bread in several fairs and it has won every time! Orange and anise give it a subtle, but wonderful flavor.—
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed, lightly crushed
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups rye flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, molasses, butter, orange peel,
  • salt, aniseed and boiling water; stir until brown sugar is dissolved
  • and butter is melted. Stir in cold water; let stand until mixture
  • cools to 110° to 115°.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in
  • molasses mixture; mix well. Add
  • all-purpose flour and 1 cup rye flour. Beat on medium speed 3
  • minutes. Stir in enough remaining rye flour to form a stiff dough.

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Swedish Limpa Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Shape into two oval loaves. Grease two baking sheets and
  • sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Place loaves on prepared pans. Cover
  • and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350° . With a sharp knife, make four shallow
  • slashes across top of each loaf. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden
  • brown. Remove to wire racks; brush with butter. Yield: 2 loaves (12
  • slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 186 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.