Christmas Cardamom Bread
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:16:14 AM. Recipe ID 45988. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Christmas cardamom bread
Yield: 30 Servings
1 1/2 ts Cardamom, ground
2 oz Yeast
1 1/2 c Bread flour
1 1/2 c Milk
1/2 c Butter
2/3 c Sugar
2 lg Egg
1 ts Salt
4 1/2 c Bread flour
Serv. Size: 1 Slice (1/10 Loaf) Prep. Time: 4:30
Combine cardamon, yeast and 1 1/2 cups flour in large bowl. Heat
milk, butter and sugar until butter is melted. Cool to 115 degrees.
Add 2 beaten eggs and salt. Beat into flour mixture, about 2 minutes
with mixer. Add more flour to make a malleable dough, about 4-5 cups.
Knead for 5-8 minutes. Cover and let rise for 90 minutes. Divide into
thirds, then thirds again, forming 9 balls. Let rise 10 minutes. Form
into ropes and braid into 3 3-rope loaves. Place side-by-side on a
greased cookie sheet. Let rise again 40-50 minutes. Brush tops with
milk, and sprinkle with 1 T sugar over each loaf. Bake at 375 degrees
for 30-35 minutes.
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