Wednesday, May 06, 2009

the woodland cemetery loaf

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Meet the coffin loaf. If not by name, though certainly by looks. Its proper name is Skogskyrkslimpa - let's practise Swedish, skog = woods, kyrka = church, limpa = loaf, hence this is one piece of Wood church loaf - and it can only be found and bought at that charming little bakery-café Bakgården, nearby the always-worth-a-visit Woodland Cemetery.

It's sourdough bread with anise and cumin and to be honest I didn't find its flavour or texture all that appealing at closer inspection. The bakery have so many other great breads (like lingonberry bread, apricot bread and ciabattas) so this one coffin bread was just a one time thing for me. I can still appreciate the quirky idea of it (I most always appreciate quirky ideas, if you hadn't guessed that by now...), even if my taste buds didn't quite approve of this particular quirky flavour.

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5 comments:

Xtiand said...

Ooh lingonberry bread and apricot bread, I may have to do some baking tonight. The coffin bread looks like the rye bread I make, quite solid but very tasty.Usually known as builders bread...ie like a brick!

Madame Ladybug (Ady) said...

It looks interesting though... I would be interested in finding a good recipe for it and seeing what goes into making a coffin loaf.

Pia K said...

Builder's bread, ah, that's a good name too, Xtiand. But lingonberry, mmm, I hope your baking went well!

I guess one could try and experiment with sourdough, Ady, and mix some spices of choice into it, bake it in a coffin like pan, and hey presto, probably quite tasty:)

Titania said...

The bread looks good; I would say with lots of fresh, sweet butter and lashings of honey, darn good I would say. Does this bread taste similar to Pumpernickel?

Pia K said...

I can definitely skip the honey, but good butter and cheese, yes please, Titania:) Hm, I actually don't think I've ever tried Pumpernickel. Just one of those breads you hear of...

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