Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lingonberry Bread...From Ikea

A couple of months ago, my dad went to Vancouver and spent a whole day in Coquitlam's gigantic - and I mean GIGANTIC - Ikea store. He was very impressed with the cafeteria there, and he also really enjoyed the food selection for sale that you could bring home & prepare yourself. He bought three copies of the Ikea cookbook - one for me, him, and my SIL, and he also brought me back a package of Lingonberry bread mix. He was attracted to this item because the ingredients were right up his alley: no white flour whatsoever, full of seeds, and nice and wholesome-looking.

I finally got around to making this bread on the weekend for a family dinner. Basically, it was a just add water deal, with the yeast in a separate package attached to the bag of mix. All I did was chuck everything in my mixer, develop the dough, let it rise, shape, rise, and bake.

Incidentally, this bread mix is Danish, not Swedish!

Anyway, this is what I got:


I was a very tasty, crusty loaf, actually, but I thought the mix was pretty chintzy on the lingonberry angle; there were barely any berries in it and they didn't add anything to the flavour at all, which was disappointing. But it was a nice loaf and Dad was pretty happy. The mix made two loaves, so he got one and so did I.

I have yet to use any recipes from the Ikea cookbook...

6 comments:

Van said...

An Ikea cookbook!?!

The bread looks great. I it reminds me of one my father used to make.

Captain Karen said...

The bread looks absolutely delicious. Glad to hear the lingonberry's weren't enough to change the flavour - when I read the title, I dreaded what was coming.

A Year on the Grill said...

That is a gorgeous loaf of bread

Pierce said...

There is no Ikea near us...and I did not know they had a cookbook. I am intrigued!
Love the bread...

Tia said...

i could spend hrs in that ikea. it's right near my workplace too...
amazingly cheap food... hotdogs for $0.50... unlimited coffee refils/pop for $1. I like it :)

please try the cookbook and let me know if it's worth buying. ThankS!!!

girlichef said...

That's a pretty bread! Maybe it was just the baker, though...either way, sounds great. And yeah weird, Ikea!?

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