joululimppu - finnish christmas breadrating:
Ingredients for 2 breads:
500 ml butter milk
50 gr yeast
2 tsp dried ground orange peel
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 tsp crushed anis seeds
1 tsp salt
100 ml molasses
300 ml rye flour
approximately 900 ml strong white flour
(molasses and water for basting)
heat the buttermilk until luke warm. Pour into a mixing bowl, dissolve in the yeast and add molasses and spices. Mix in the flour and knead. Prove the dough in a warm place until doubled.
from the dough form two round breads and prove well. Poke holes on the surface of the breads with a fork and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for approximately 40 minutes. Mix molasses with a drop of water and baste the breads a few times during baking to make a shiny crust.