Scandinavian cardamom bread

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
-Bread Machine Bakery B
½ cup Light cream
1 Egg
¼ cup Unsalted butter
2½ cup Unbleached ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR (not bread flour)
¼ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Hulled cardamom seeds, finely ground
Dash salt
1¼ teaspoon Active dry yeast GLAZE:
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Cold water
Pearl sugar for garnish

*note: Granulated sugar can be substituted for the pearl sugar but they are not the same. Pearl sugar crystals are fairly large, as their name implies, and they don't dissolve into a glaze as regular sugar does, but rather remain brillantly white and sparkling on top of a loaf.

INSTRUCTIONS: Pour the cream into your ABM pan and break the egg into it. Add the butter, cutting it into chunks first if it is hard, so it will blend more uniformly into the dough.

Measure in the flour,sugar,cardamom,salt, and following the instructions given for leavening for your particular machine, the yeast.

Use the short cycle, and a light loaf setting, if available on your machine, for best results in baking this bread.

As soon as the loaf is done, pull the pan from the machine and immediately close the lid to retain heat. Remove the loaf from its pan.

Beat together the egg and water and paiant the top of the loaf liberally with this mixture, using a pastry brush. Sprinkle generously with pearl sugar and gently fit the bread back into its baking container.Pop the pan back into the ABM for another two minutes or so. The residual heat of the machine will bak the glaze on, causing most of the pearl sugar to adhere.

Source:The Bread Machine Bakery Book FROM THE RECIPE COLLECTION OF SUZY.Q This bread is delicious!! I used All-purpose flour as directed. I need about ¼ C. more flour than the recipe called for...but it was a rainy day!! I made another loaf the next day just to use in a Bread Pudding!! BTW I added golden raisins to both loaves. Mmmmmm!! MM by Cathy Svitek

Submitted By LAWRENCE KELLIE On 01-07-95

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