I love cooking and I am pretty good at it. I can bake all kinds of sweets like cookies and cakes as well. But when it comes to regular bread I am to no use at all. It's edible, but usually not very pretty to look at.
So many years ago I invested in a bread machine, and this thing has brought me many juicy, fragrant loaves of joy. I often try to bake Swedish style bread, many with rye or old fashioned "limpa". But it is hard to find recipes of Swedish bread adjusted for a bread machine.
So for Christmas I usually have my mom include some bread mixes from Sweden in her annual Christmas package to me. Kungsörnen have one called "Sverigelimpa" that I love. One package of mix is enough for two loaves. Yummy!
When I was in Sweden this summer I stocked up on several different kinds of bread mix, and I was lucky to sneak them past customs... So today we are making Swedish "limpa". Next week maybe spelt bread? Love it!