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


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  • 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)

How to Make Cardamom Bread


  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.

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About Cardamom Bread

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

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