A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

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A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby aero280 » January 15th, 2017, 6:31 pm

I picked up a recipe for a soda bread when I was in Sweden last summer. It was served at the B&B every morning and made by the hostess. I got the recipe and I've made it a few time now. I like it! :)

Here it is...

475g Wholemeal flour
100g toasted flax seeds
200g Toasted sunflower seeds
100g "Syrup" - I use 25g Molasses + 75g Malt extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tblsp Bicarbonate of soda
700g Natural Yogurt, (or 500g thick yogurt and 200g milk)

Mix all together, put in an 8 inch square tin and bake at 200˚C for 1 hour, then 175˚C for 30 mins. Covering in foil stops it burning.


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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby Seatallan » January 15th, 2017, 6:38 pm

That looks truly yummy aero! :chops:
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby suffolk » January 15th, 2017, 6:38 pm

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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby aero280 » January 15th, 2017, 9:54 pm

The recipe just said "sunflower seeds". I used them at first, but when the bread was cut they were all bright green! Toasting makes a better colour!! :)
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby 4dogsagain » January 16th, 2017, 8:42 am

I often make Irish soda bread, and cut across the round of dough in the shape of a cross. Apparently this is to let the fairies out! But it does make it bake better.
I mix my soda bread using sour milk, made by adding either a little lemon juice or vinegar to fresh milk. I always have milk, but seldom have yoghurt.
A new shop in our town sells seeds and almond mix. The seeds are sunflower, pumpkin, flax and sesame. The almonds still have the skins on, and are whole, so I chop them into smaller pieces before adding to my usual yeast bread mix, which is 75% white and 25% wholemeal flours. The bread is absolutely delicious.
I may try your recipe, but doesn't the molasses make it rather sweet?
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby aero280 » January 16th, 2017, 10:07 am

It isn't sweet to my taste, and no one has suggested it's sweet. It actually seems to work better with cheese rather than jam, in my opinion. It's also more moist than other soda breads I've tried, and stays that way for longer.
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby earthmaiden » January 16th, 2017, 11:02 am

I like the look of that - snagged here as well.
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 16th, 2017, 8:33 pm

I'm going to give that a go too :tu:
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby aero280 » January 16th, 2017, 11:27 pm

I realised that I had made an error with the latest loaf. I put about 25% more wholemeal flour in it than I should have! :oops:

But OH says that she likes it better!! :)
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby Rainbow » January 20th, 2017, 12:12 am

aero280 wrote:1 1/2 tblsp Bicarbonate of soda

Is that really TABLESPOONS of Bicarb? Seems like an awful lot, to me? Paul Hollywood uses 1 Teaspoon to 500g of flour ;)
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby aero280 » January 20th, 2017, 12:25 am

I think so. It's what I used. The recipe was half written in Swedish.

As written the salt is "1 tak (1 tak = 5ml)" and then the bicarb is written as "1 1/2 tsk". Then I converted and wrote "30g" after the bicarb. But I agree it seems a lot. Maybe it's wrong and maybe that is why my wife likes the later version where I put in too much flour!! :shock:
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby Rainbow » January 20th, 2017, 12:58 am

Thanks for getting back so quickly, Aero. I thought you'd be asleep and not answer until your morning ;)

I just remembered that your tablespoon is 15ml, ours is 20ml, but even so?? Now I'm not sure what to do as I was going to make some today :?
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby Mamta » January 20th, 2017, 6:18 am

I have never had much luck with making Soda bread, it always leaves a 'soda' taste in the mouth, even with reduced amount. I will definitely try this one. Thanks for posting (y)
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby aero280 » January 20th, 2017, 8:57 am

I'm a bit of a night owl... :)

The large quantity of bicarbonate may work with 700 g of yogurt. It's quite a lot of "liquid" for 475g of flour. I weighed the flour after measuring the quantity in the original recipe which was "70 dl"
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Re: A "Swedish" soda bread recipe

Postby Rainbow » January 20th, 2017, 10:17 pm

aero280 wrote:I'm a bit of a night owl... :)

The large quantity of bicarbonate may work with 700 g of yogurt. It's quite a lot of "liquid" for 475g of flour. I weighed the flour after measuring the quantity in the original recipe which was "70 dl"

Thanks Aero. In the end I made a yeast bread in the bread-maker, but I'll try your soda bread another time.
It does seem like a lot of 'liquid' but if it works then that's OK :D
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