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Recipe Name: Finnish Coffee Bread (cardomom Bread) Submitted by: Administrator
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Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/23/2014
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Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients:
2 Active dry yeast
2 Cup(s) Warm Water
1 Egg, room temperature
6 Cup(s) Up To 7 Flour sifted
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Ground cardamom
1/3 Cup(s) Sugar
2 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1/4 Cup(s) Soft Butter Or Shortening
Thin Confectioners' Sugar, Thin Confectioners' Sugar
Icing
Directions:
Sprinkle yeast on warm water; stir to dissolve. Blend in egg, 3
cupsflour, cardomom, sugar and salt. Beat with mixer at medium speed
about 2minutes until batter is smooth. Add butter and enough remaining
flour, alittle at a time, first with spoon and then with hand, to make
a fairlysoft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl. Turn onto lightly
flouredboard. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in
greasedbowl and turn dough over to grease top. Cover and let rise in
warm placetil doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down dough, turn over, cover
and letrest 10 minutes. Turn out onto board; divide in half. Cut each
half into3 equal parts. Roll each part under hand to make a strip 11 to
12 incheslong. Braid 3 strips, starting from the center and braiding to
each end,pinching ends to seal. Place in greased loaf pan. Repeat with
remainingthree strips. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled,
about 45minutes. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) 40 to 50 minutes,
covering withsheet of foil during last 15 minutes to prevent browning
too much.Remove from pans and place on wire cooling racks. After loaves
areslightly cooked, brush with confectioners' icing. Makes 2 loaves
FinnishBread Variation - Round loavesTurn risen dough onto board;
divide into 2 parts. Shape into 2 loavesand place in 2 greased 9" round
layer cake pans. Make 3 or 4 slashes ontops of loaves with very sharp
knife. Cover, let rise until doubled;bake and cool like Finnish coffee
bread. Omit icing. Makes 2 roundloaves.NOTES : May be made in regular
bread loaf pans too. Makes awesome toast!Posted to recipelu-digest
Volume 01 Number 350 by James and SusanKirkland <kirkland@gj.net> on
Dec 08, 1997

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 3063
Calories From Fat: 105
Total Fat: 12.2g
Cholesterol: 186mg
Sodium: 4752mg
Potassium: 889.7mg
Carbohydrates: 640g
Fiber: 20.5g
Sugar: 68.7g
Protein: 83.9g


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