Christmas cardamon bread

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Milk
5 \N Eggs
¾ cup Butter
¾ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon (rounded) Cardamon
1 pack Yeast
9 cups Flour (approximate)

---- Manual Bread Making (NOT Converted to B/M) Yield: Three 12" Braided Loaves

* Scald Milk, ADD Sugar, Butter, Salt, and Cardamon. LET COOL ......

* Dissolve Yeast in ¼ cup warm water, ADD Eggs and 2 cups Flour .... Mix well (Dough-hook on KA works well) .... Let REST for 10 or 15 minutes * ADD Flour (7 cups +/-) until a STIFF Dough is formed .... KNEAD, then (cover with Towel) let RISE to DOUBLE in size ....

takes about 2 hours.

* PUNCH Dough down and DIVIDE into 9 equal parts .... ROLL each of the 9 pieces of dough into strips about 18" long ..... then BRAID the dough strips, 3 at a time, into three loaves, each about 12" long overall.

* Place loaves on buttered Cookie Sheets and let RISE to DOUBLE in size .... BAKE at 400 F until crust is DARK BROWN or until Bread is well BAKED.

* Brush a GLAZING Liquid over the Loaves .. ½ cup water, ½ cup Sugar, 1 TBS Butter .. Place back in the Oven for a minute to dry.

Posted on $P BREADS AND PIZZA on 01/06 by JAMES MALIA (DCBC39A) MM by Cathy Svitek

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