“Løsebrød” from Bergen

A recipe for traditional Norwegian rolls
found on mollerens.no

“Løsebrød” from Bergen

“Løsebrød” are traditional yeast baking from Bergen. This is a kind of rolls, made with rye, and they taste delicious with butter and cheese!

5 dl [1 pt] water
50 g [1,75 oz] yeast
240 g [8,5 oz] sifted rye flour
120 g [4,25 oz] sifted flour
2 tsp salt
2 dl [0,4 pt] sifted flour for kneading


[1] Warm the water until it is lukewarm and stir in crumbled yeast. Stir till the yeast is completely desolved.

[2] Mix in flour and salt and stir all together well. The dough should be very loose. add a little water if needed.

[3] Sprinkle some flour on the dough and let it rise for about 1 hour.

[4] Drizzle the flour for kneading on your work surface an work most of it into the dough before dividing it into 12-16 items. Form the items into smooth rolls.

[5] To get the right shape on the “løsebrøs” hit the rolls with the edge of the hand almost splitting them in two. Put the rolls on a greased oven sheet to rise.

[6] Preheat the oven to 220° C / 430° F. Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool on the grid.