Christmas cardamom bread

Yield: 30 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ teaspoon Cardamom, ground
2 ounces Yeast
1½ cup Bread flour
1½ cup Milk
½ cup Butter
⅔ cup Sugar
2 larges Egg
1 teaspoon Salt
4½ cup Bread flour

Serv. Size: 1 Slice (⅒ Loaf) Prep. Time: 4:30 Combine cardamon, yeast and 1½ cups flour in large bowl. Heat milk, butter and sugar until butter is melted. Cool to 115 degrees. Add 2 beaten eggs and salt. Beat into flour mixture, about 2 minutes with mixer.

Add more flour to make a malleable dough, about 4-5 cups. Knead for 5-8 minutes. Cover and let rise for 90 minutes. Divide into thirds, then thirds again, forming 9 balls. Let rise 10 minutes. Form into ropes and braid into 3 3-rope loaves. Place side-by-side on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise again 40-50 minutes. Brush tops with milk, and sprinkle with 1 T sugar over each loaf. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Posted to Digest bread-bakers.v096.n049 Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 15:46:16 -0400 (EDT) From: Laurie Thompson <llt@...>

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