This traditional bread from the Finnish archipelago has a sweet, malty and syrupy taste. The bread is known all over Finland as saaristolaislimppu. Archipelago bread is eaten throughout the year but for many Finns it is also an essential part of the Christmas dinner table.
Even though this bread can be enjoyed just with salted butter, Finns often top it with fish or seafood. I like to enjoy my archipelago bread with gravlax or a shrimp mayonnaise. This bread is also a fantastic side dish for fish soups. In the summer, salmon and perch soups are popular here. Finns love ice fishing, and burbot soup is the most popular wintertime fish soup.
The great thing about this bread is that it gets better by time and can be prepared a couple of days beforehand. 🙂 It can also be frozen, which is a good thing considering that this recipe makes a good amount of bread.
The dough fills either three 1 liter bread forms or two 1,5 liter ones.