Finnish pulla dough from the bread machine

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Undiluted evaporated milk, at room temperature
2 \N Eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature
3 cups Bead flour
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut up, at room temperature
¼ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Freshly crushed cardamom seed
½ teaspoon Salt
1 pack Active dry yeast or rapid-rise yeast
\N \N For the Glaze:
1 \N Egg, beaten with 2 tablespoons milk
3 \N To 4 tablespoons sliced almonds or pearl sugar

From : Sallie Krebs, Thu 06 Jul 95 04:00, Area: COOKING "Bread Machines" article by Beatrice Ojakangas; author of Great Holiday Baking Book and the forthcoming Light Muffins (Clarkson N.



Measure all of the ingredients, except those for the glaze, into the container of bread machine in the order given. (Reverse the order in machines which call for adding the liquids last of all.) Set the machine to the "dough" cycle. Press start.

When the dough is complete, remove from the pan and turn out onto a lightly oiled work surface. Cut into 3 parts and roll each part into strands about 20 inches long.

Braid the strands and place on a greased or parchment covered baking sheet. Cover and let rise until puffy, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375-F. Brush the braid with the egg beaten with the milk and sprinkle with the almonds and/or pearl sugar. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the loaf comes out clean and dry. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

Source: Good Taste (July 1995).

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