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Cardamom Braids Recipe
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Cardamom Braids Recipe

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This is an old recipe that I like to make for breakfast. The bread is great for dunking in a cup of coffee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 135 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm milk. Add 3/4 cup sugar, egg yolks, butter, cardamom, salt, 3 cups of flour and remaining warm milk; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
  3. Punch dough down; divide into six pieces. Shape each piece into a 16-in. rope. Place three ropes on a greased baking sheet; braid. Pinch ends firmly and tuck under. Repeat with remaining three ropes on another baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Brush braids with milk and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Cardamom Braids in Country December/January 2000, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 135 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Just like my Gramma used to make! I will be making this for Christmas & Easter just like Gramma did."

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