Cardamom Bread

mary Armstrong

By
@emit1961

Turns out excellent every time! Makes 3 loaves, great for hostess gifts.


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Serves:

3 loaves

Prep:

1 Hr 45 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
milk, scald and cool
2 pkg
active dry yeast
1/2 c
warm water (105-115 degrees)
1/2 tsp
sugar
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
ground cardamom
1 tsp
salt
4 large
eggs
1/2 c
clarified salted butter (set aside)
6 c
all purpose flour (set aside)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In small bowl, mix the yeast with the warm water and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix and beat the remaining ingredients ..EXCEPT for the flour and the butter into the cooled milk.
2
In a large bowl, place 6 cups flour. Make a small well in the middle of the flour and place the yeast mixture in well. Stir some to add a little flour to yeast mixture. Slowly add milk mixture adding flour until you have smooth creamy dough in center of bowl. Let rest a few minutes, covered. Stir in butter and remaining flour. Knead until dough is smooth and silky, about 10 minutes.
3
Divide dough into 3 parts. Divide each part into 3, roll out each part into a 16 inch rope and braid. Repeat for each loaf. This recipe will make 3 loaves.
Put into greased bread pans.
4
After the loaves have risen about 45 minutes to 1 hour brush with egg wash. (1 egg and 3 tablespoons water, beaten until blended). Sprinkle each loaf with coarse granulated sugar.
5
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown or tests done.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breads, Sweet Breads
Hashtags: #holiday, #braided