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Swedish Caraway Bread

jennyloh's picture

Swedish Caraway Bread

Recipe from Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Bread - White Bread Chapter

I have an interesting bake last night.  This bread is very very tasteful,  with the caraway seeds,  brown sugar, and orange zest.  The taste is exceptional.  Somehow, this reminds me of gripe water that we give to babies.  Very very refreshing taste...if you are one of those that like caraway seeds,  try this...


3/4 cup water
2 tbsp brown sugar
Zest of 1 orange, grated
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 package yeast
2 cups of bread flour

1.    Boil water, sugar, orange, butter and caraway seeds for 3 minutes.
2.    Mix 1 cup of flour, yeast and the boiled ingredients (after cooled).
3.    Knead well and let it rise for 1 hour.
4.    Add rest of flour slowly and knead well.
5.    Shape into loaf pan and let proof for 1 hour.
6.    Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 1 hour

This bread is so easy to eat,  we had ate 3/4 loaf in the morning.  Eat it plain or just put tuna,  taste just as a good...



AnnaInMD's picture

than my plain caraway seeds.  Under step 2, did you mean Mix 1 cup of flour ? It seems to be. 

Thank you for sharing!


jennyloh's picture

yes....Anna, I meant 1 cup of flour....thanks for pointing out.

cgmeyer2's picture

i received clayton's 25th anniv book for xmas. i'm starting the white bread chapter this week. i've gotten so involved with several recipes on this site & the lessons that i haven't made more in clayton's book. i have friends & family that keep requesting the couple of recipes i've made from tfl.

i plan to make his 1st white bread chapter recipe this week.

btw, i add caraway seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, wheat germ & bran to almost any recipe i make because we like the taste.