|Start to Finish:||2½-3 hours|
|Hands-on Time||30-35 minutes|
|Yield:||Two 1¾lb. (800 g.) loaves|
Western Scandinavians like their rye breads sweet and fragrant, and this one is a perfect example of a yeast-leavened Swedish 100% rye. Its hydrating liquid is beer – another feature of northern European breads – and it’s sweetened with raisins and light molasses and perfumed with anise, fennel and orange zest.