Cardamom Bread

mary Armstrong


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

★★★★★ 2 votes
3 loaves
1 Hr 45 Min
25 Min


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


1In 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.
2In 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.
3Divide 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.
4After 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.
5Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown or tests done.

About Cardamom Bread

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