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swedish bread

Recipe by
Julianne Frazier
Columbia, MD

I read this recipe in the "Fannie Farmer" cookbook and loved it, So I of course changed the whole thing...Who EVER follows the "Real Recipe" Tweak them, make them your own. This one I added pudding, and up the eggs. My neighbors LOVE this, and your family will to!! I guarantee it!!

yield 6 -8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For swedish bread

  • 1 c
    butter melted
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
    hot milk
  • 2 pkg
  • 1/4 c
    water 115'
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
    each almond and vanilla
  • 1 pkg
    small pkg vanilla instant pudding
  • 7-10 c
    flour (could use more, could use less...its just a guide)

How To Make swedish bread

  • 1
    Mix Butter, sugar, salt and hot milk together, and let cool to lukewarm. stir yeast into warm water to prof. Stir eggs, yeast, and extracts into 5 cups of flour and pudding mix. Bring together into "loose dough" Beat in mixer for 5 min, then let rest for 10 min.
  • 2
    At this point I divide into 2 batches. It makes ALOT of dough, and most mixers cant handle it. Add 3 more cups of flour to first batch and bring together into a shaggy dough. Repeat with second batch. Beat both batches with dough hook for 10 min. Let again rest 10 min. Then beat in the rest of flour till you have a soft dough that pulls away from bowl and doesn't stick. Should feel like a "Babies Butt" LOL
  • 3
    Combined batches and put into a JUMBO Zip top like bag with some oil coating it all, and rise till double, 2-3 hours.
  • 4
    Punch down dough and shape as you like. I do braids and a Pan. Again cover and rise till double.
  • 5
    Bake at 375 for 40-50 min. Last five min I SLATHER with butter....Eat....yummy!!!