Gramma Lund's Limpa Bread Recipe

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175 mins (prep 15, cooking 160)
14 ingredients
2 servings
My paternal grandfather emigrated to the US in 1912 bringing with him his mother's family recipe for the incredibly delicious - almost cake-like - limpa of the southern Swedish countryside. I looked at every recipe for Swedish Limpa Bread on the C-E-S site. None of them are family recipes, although there is a rye bread recipe, it's not Limpa. I remember making this bread every winter before Christmas, working with my dad and sister in the kitchen, where we turned out uncounted loaves to take to all our neighbors. I have eaten in many Swedish-themed restaurants over the years. I have never tasted a better bread than that made from this true family recipe. I want to share this with you because it is one of the most unique, tasty and enjoyable breads in the world. I would urge you to try not to eat it all before you can share it with someone you love. And, believe it or not - this is a fabulous sandwich bread - cheeses, mortadella and other 'light' deli meats are excellent on Limpa - plain or toasted. Fresh out of the oven, with plenty of warmed sweet butter, it is one of life's great and satisfying pleasures. The recipe makes 2 nice loaves. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have for my whole life! TIP: BE SURE to warm with hot tap water any bowl you will be moving the yeasted dough into - just dump & wipe the bowl before you add the dough to it. And NO drafts on the rising dough - cover the bowl with a clean towel during the risings.

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Serving Size (5.92 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
c, warm water, c, dark molasses, c, fine sea salt, whole anise seeds, grated orange zest, c, c