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Cardamom Holiday Bread Recipe

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I have fond memories of coming home from school to find this bread cooling on a wire rack. I could hardly wait for a warm savory slice.—Sheryl Olstad, Rochester, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7-1/2 to 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Candied cherries
  • Sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 121 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, eggs, sugar, butter, cardamom, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover with plastic and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into nine portions. Roll each into a 12-in. rope. Place ropes on greased baking sheets. Working with three at a time, braid ropes. Pinch ends to seal; tuck under.
  4. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake until golden, 20-25 minutes. Cool. Meanwhile, make a glaze by mixing confectioners' sugar and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over loaves; decorate as desired with cherries and almonds. Yield: 3 loaves.
Originally published as Cardamom Holiday Bread in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p41


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