Cardamom Wreath

Cindy Rapkin

By
@kikidoll

I have loved this recipe since the first time I made it. A slice of Cardamom Wreath and butter with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning is the best!


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Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

2 pkg
active dry yeast
1/3 c
water, warm
1/2 c
butter, softened
3/4 c
sugar
3
eggs
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
1/4 c
sour cream
1 Tbsp
orange peel, grated
2 1/4 tsp
cardamom, ground
2 tsp
salt
7-71/2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
milk
toasted sliced almonds
coarse or granulated sugar - i like pearl sugar
1
egg
cardamom butter
2 c
butter, softened
1/4 c
confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tsp
orange peel, grated (optional)
1 1/2 tsp
cardamom, ground
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in 3 eggs, evaporated milk, yeast mixture, sour cream, orange peel, cardamom and salt; mix well.
2
Beat in 6 cups of flour until mixture is smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface: knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
3
Punch dough down: turn onto a floured surface. Divide into six portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape each portion into a 24 inch rope. Place three ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid. It's easier if you pinch the three strands together at the top and then start to braid. Form into a ring. pinch ends tightly together. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 mintues.
4
Beat milk and remaining egg, brush over wreath. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. (Be careful to not over bake) Remove from pan to wire racks to cool.
5
In mixing bowl, mix all cardamon butter ingredients together until blended. Serve with bread.

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