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Piimalimppu (Finnish Loaves)

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Introduction

Katea and Chelse asked me for easy recipes for Finnish loaves. These two that I found won't take days to bake... For our Piimä (a kind of sour milk) substitute buttermilk perhaps or unflavoured yoghurt (runny).

Katea and Chelse asked me for easy recipes for Finnish loaves. These two that I found won't take days to bake... For our Piimä (a kind of sour milk) substitute buttermilk perhaps or unflavoured yoghurt (runny).

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups

For the First Loaf Recipe

  • 500 millilitres buttermilk (or yoghurt)
  • 50 grams fresh yeast
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons seville oranges (pulverised rind of - should be found in the spice rack in supermarket, Pomeransskal in Swedish)
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds (dried, pulverised in a pestle and mortar - or caraway seeds, or both)
  • 200 millilitres rye flour
  • 1 litre wheat flour
  • 200 millilitres treacle syrup

For the Second Loaf Recipe

  • 1 litre yoghurt (or buttermilk)
  • 800 millilitres rye flour
  • 1 litre wheat flour
  • 400 millilitres wholewheat flour
  • 50 grams yeast (approximately)
  • 200 millilitres treacle syrup
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons seville oranges (pulverised rind of - Pomeransskal in Swedish)

For the First Loaf Recipe

  • 17½ fluid ounce buttermilk (or yoghurt)
  • 2 ounces fresh yeast
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons seville oranges (pulverised rind of - should be found in the spice rack in supermarket, Pomeransskal in Swedish)
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds (dried, pulverised in a pestle and mortar - or caraway seeds, or both)
  • 7 fluid ounce rye flour
  • 1¾ pints wheat flour
  • 7 fluid ounce molasses syrup

For the Second Loaf Recipe

  • 1¾ pints yoghurt (or buttermilk)
  • 28 fluid ounce rye flour
  • 1¾ pints wheat flour
  • 14 fluid ounce wholewheat flour
  • 2 ounces yeast (approximately)
  • 7 fluid ounce molasses syrup
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons seville oranges (pulverised rind of - Pomeransskal in Swedish)

Method

Piimalimppu (Finnish Loaves) is a community recipe submitted by AnLi and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Dissolve yeast in lukewarm piimä (or equivalent). Add spices and syrup, then flour, starting with the coarsest kind. Mix and knead until the dough is a nice springy ball. Leave dough to rise until ready to bake.
  • Knead well, and then shape into loaves and bake in a 200C oven for about 40 minutes.
  • Baste loaves once with mixture of dark syrup and hot water while baking and as soon as removed from oven for delicious rind on bread... leave to cool under a clean tea towel...
  • If you halve the amount of yeast and prepare the dough the evening before baking, leaving to rise covered with clingfilm in the fridge you will have a more delicious bread... Enjoy!
  • Dissolve yeast in lukewarm piimä (or equivalent). Add spices and syrup, then flour, starting with the coarsest kind. Mix and knead until the dough is a nice springy ball. Leave dough to rise until ready to bake.
  • Knead well, and then shape into loaves and bake in a 200C oven for about 40 minutes.
  • Baste loaves once with mixture of dark syrup and hot water while baking and as soon as removed from oven for delicious rind on bread... leave to cool under a clean tea towel...
  • If you halve the amount of yeast and prepare the dough the evening before baking, leaving to rise covered with clingfilm in the fridge you will have a more delicious bread... Enjoy!
  • Tell us what you think