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Swedish Coffee Bread

 Swedish Coffee Bread
One day, I discovered a recipe for these tasty loaves. My wife, Sharon, challenged me to make them. It took a bit of time, but she said they were delicious.—Wade Harmon, Orange, Massachusetts
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 to 11 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in milk, butter,
  • sugar, eggs, cardamom and salt; beat until smooth. Gradually add 8
  • cups of flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to
  • form a soft dough.

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Swedish Coffee Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into
  • nine equal portions. Shape each portion into a 14-in. rope. For each
  • loaf, braid three ropes together on a greased baking sheet; pinch
  • ends to seal. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture
  • is crumbly. Sprinkle over braids. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or
  • until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; brush
  • some over loaves. Bake for 5 minutes. Brush with remaining glaze;
  • bake 5-10 minutes more. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
  • Yield: 3 loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 207 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.