Scalded Rye Bread and Creamy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

More orange food – the last for a little while, I promise!

I have a terrible habit of not reading recipes all the way through before I start making them, which sometimes catches me by surprise.   With the rye bread, however, not only did I not read all the way through, I didn’t translate to english in full before starting.  This recipe also comes from Svenska Folk Baka Mera! and it looked like a good accompaniment to the soup I was planning to make for dinner.  I translated the first couple of steps to the point where I had to let the hot dough cool for a couple of hours, thinking I would do the rest of the translation while I was waiting.  And that was when I realised that the bread was supposed to rest for a day before serving!  I continued on, and we did eat it that night, but it was definitely better the next day.  The bread has a really lovely flavour and is quite moist.  It lasts well, and can be eaten “fresh” for up to a week.  Oscar loved it – he even ate it Swedish style with jam and cheese!  It’s easy to make, but does take a long time, however it is definitely worth the effort.

The soup is based on a recipe from the Sydney Markets site.

Swedish Scalded Rye Bread

Serves 2
Prep time 29 hours
Cook time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Total time 30 hours, 30 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Bread
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Region Swedish
Swedish Scalded Rye Bread, a moist, hearty bread.


  • 6 cups Coarse rye flour
  • 1l Boiling water
  • 6 teaspoons Lowan's Dried Instant Yeast
  • 150ml Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 50ml Golden syrup
  • 4 cups Plain white flour (approximately)


Place the rye flour in a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water and mix until you have a thick (porridge -like) mush. Let it stand, covered with a clean tea towel, until it cools to body temperature (around 37 C). This takes 2 to 3 hours.
Making the dough for Scalded Rye Bread
Dissolve the yeast in the butter milk. Add the yeast mixture, salt and golden syrup to the rye flour dough. Add the white flour, holding back 100ml, and work into a smooth, fairly stiff dough.
Making the dough for Scalded Rye Bread
3. Let the dough rise, covered, at room temperature for 1 hour.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board (using the held back flour) and knead. Split the dough in half and mould into 2 large round loaves.
Scalded Rye Bread dough
Place the loaves on a lined baking tray, and allow to rise, covered, at room temperature for approximately 40 minutes or until light and porous.
Scalded Rye Bread dough
Preheat the oven to 175 C. Bake the loaves low in the oven for 1 1/2 hours.
Scalded Rye Bread
Let the loaves cool, wrapped in a clean tea towel, on a wire rack. Let them rest for 1 day before serving.
Scalded Rye Bread wrapped to rest


Low Chemical / Failsafe

Leaving the bread to rest for 1 day before serving allows the remaining moisture in the bread to spread evenly through the loaf.  You can, however, eat it sooner if you really can't wait.

This bread keeps well in an air tight container for up to a week.

Makes 2 loaves.


Creamy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

Serves 4
Prep time 5 hours, 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 6 hours
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Soup
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Easy and healthy, moderate salicylate carrot and lentil soup.


  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower oil
  • 8 Spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 750g Carrots (roughly chopped)
  • 6 cups Home made chicken or vegetable stock (refer to Basics page)
  • 1/2 cup Dried red lentils (soaked in water for 5 hours then drained)
  • 1 cup Low fat butter milk
  • Salt


1. Heat the oil in a lrge saucepan, then add the spring onions and garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until softened.
2. Add the carrots to the pan, and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.
3. Add the stock and lentils to the carrots. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer until the carrots and lentils are tender, about 30 to 35 minutes.
Purée the soup in a food processor or blender, then return to the saucepan. Stir in the butter milk and season with salt. Reheat over low heat until hot.
Creamy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup
5. Serve.


Moderate Salicylates, Low Glutamates, Low Amines

Refer to Basics page for home made stock recipes.






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3 Responses to Scalded Rye Bread and Creamy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

  1. Two of my favorite foods – rye bread and soup! I’ve been making a carrot & ginger soup for a while now but was getting tired of it, so I will give this one a try. The Fussy Eater can manage carrot soup, but not pumpkin soup…go figure? Also, I have not tried to make rye bread yet, so will have to try this one too! thanks for sharing.

  2. Evelyn says:

    It is great that Oscar can take carrots! Well done mommie! 🙂

    • Oscars Mum says:

      It’s been a long slow process, but moderate salicylates are part of his regular diet now. We’re now lowly working on the highs – just a little bit a couple of times a week.