Happy New Year, sweet readers! I hope you had a blessed 2008 and are looking forward to a wonderful 2009. I wish you all the best for what this new year has to bring.
I wanted to post this beautiful loaf of Limpa bread. Before I headed to Southern California for Christmas, I met with my dear friend Dana to make this very yummy Swedish rye bread called limpa. This photo is the warm bread taken out of the oven..it was divine! So warm and yummy! We ate most of it right then and there. She invited me over to make the bread and it was such a treat. Her husband is from Sweden and at Christmastime, they make many wonderful Swedish treats. Though she has nine wonderful children who normally help her with this task, she allowed me in and I was able to share in the experience. Normally, I am very bad at making breads that need to rise. For some reason, I just can't get them to rise. She took me step by step through the process and we ended up with some great bread. I took photos of the process and would love to share them with you when I get the time, but I had to show you this - a very yummy loaf.
Thank you, Dana, for teaching me this great technique and for you and your family's warm hospitality! It was a blessing.