Bread of the day: Swedish Rye bread

This bread makes me giddy and happy just talking about it.

It’s the type of bread I grew up with and I’ve secretly been longing for it for quite some time now.

However on my recent trip to IKEA, I went a bit shopping mad and filled up a cart of food in their small food shop by the check-out area.

I’ve been on quite the nostalgic food kick lately and this bread is of course no exception.

Normally I would not bake or cook from “bag or box” food, the pre-mixed kind where you add water or milk et voila, you have cookies or bread.

I’m sure they’re great, but I try as much as I can to make things from scratch as I love the process of making food and believe in the benefits from making it yourself.(i.e less needless ingredients, preservatives and color.)

Having said all that the above bread is 100% made from a pre-mixed dry bread mix. All I did was adding the magic ingredient called water and shake the box.

Of course the magic is in the shaking, non?

I took a close look at the ingredient list on the back of the box and found nothing I wouldn’t add myself. No preservatives, no extras and the yeast was from dry sourdough.

It may be the only bread I’ll ever make from a pre-mix, and if it is, I think I’ve hit the jackpot, because when you’ve made this whole grain rye bread, there’s no going back;)

And if you feel like throwing out the window all the ‘I don’t like IKEA’ preconceptions, head on over


to see the most delightful IKEA kitchen (yes, I’m in love), and


to find their ‘Homemade is best” cookbook with such great food styling.

Happy Thursday!

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3 Responses to Bread of the day: Swedish Rye bread

  1. Mandy says:

    Looks amazing …. I adore rye bread.
    Also nice to see “Shipbuilding” on your blog favorites …. it’s one of my favorites too !!!

  2. Marte Marie says:

    @ Mandy: Isn’t her blog great! I’ve been so inspired by your blog lately too;)

  3. Linnea says:

    This looks delicious! I know exactly which carton you are talking about, too! What a smart idea to just add water and shake it – so easy! I’m going to have to try it. The food section at Ikea is one of my favorites… I love the marabou chocolate best :o)