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joululimppu - finnish christmas bread

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.

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posted by ramtops on 12 Dec 06 - 6599 views

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