Finnish Bread

Finnish Bread Recipe

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Emma Crawford


This recipe has been handed down on my father's side of the family; it's a slightly sweet, very fragrant bread. You can eat the entire loaf, and then wonder where your bread went!

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3 Hr
20 Min


2 c
4 Tbsp
3/4 c
1 tsp
2 pkg
1/2 tsp
nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp
cardamom, ground
5 1/2 c
all purpose flour

How to Make Finnish Bread


  • 1Dissolve yeast in 1/4 c. lukewarm water. Set aside.
  • 2Scald milk, then add butter, sugar and salt. Let cool to lukewarm.
  • 3Pour milk mixture into lg. mixing bowl. Stir in dissolved yeast; add spices and 2 1/2 c. flour. Beat with electric mixer on low, 30 seconds., scraping often. Beat at high speed 2 min.
  • 4Beat in 3 c. flour, by hand. Turn on to well floured surface and knead 8-10 min (adding flour as needed to keep from being sticky). Place in greased bowl, let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 5Divide dough into 4 parts; divide those into 3 parts, roll into ropes and braid.
    Place on greased cookie sheet; let rise until double, about 45 min.
  • 6Bake at 350 for 20 min, or until golden brown. Brush with 1 beaten egg and 1 T. water, right out of oven.

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About Finnish Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads