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Finnish Cardamom Bread

  Dry yeast 3 Tablespoon (3 Package)
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), scalded
  Butter 5 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 5⁄8 Cup (10 tbs)
  Finely ground cardamom 2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 Large, beaten
  Flour 5 Cup (80 tbs), sifted
  Egg white 1

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
Mix the milk, butter, salt and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl and cool until lukewarm.
Add the yeast, cardamom and eggs and mix lightly.
Add enough flour to make a stiff dough and knead on a floured surface for 5 to 8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl and cover.
Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Punch down and divide into 3 parts.
Roll each part into a long roll and place rolls close together on a greased cookie sheet.
Braid the rolls.
Beat the egg white with remaining sugar until stiff and spread on the braid.
Cover and let rise for 45 to 50 minutes.
Bake in 375-degree oven for about 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3757 Calories from Fat 777

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 88 g135.9%

Saturated Fat 46.6 g232.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 807 mg269%

Sodium 3261.2 mg135.9%

Total Carbohydrates 633 g211.1%

Dietary Fiber 29.1 g116.5%

Sugars 133.9 g

Protein 109 g218.4%

Vitamin A 54.4% Vitamin C 3.7%

Calcium 39.5% Iron 226.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Finnish Cardamom Bread Recipe