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Nissua Bread Recipe

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Mark and Chris Severino (2001)


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Mark and Chris Severino
Added: Monday, July 21, 2008


2 pkgs. dry yeast
1 c. warm water
1 1/2 cups lukewarm evaporated milk
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cardomon seed, crushed
1/2 c. melted unsalted butter
4 eggs, slightly beaten
8 cups all-purpose flour (approximately)

Preheat oven to 375F.
1. Pour milk in saucepan; add sugar, salt, cardomon and butter. Heat until lukewarm.
2. In large mixing bowl, pour 1 c. warm water, sprinkle with yeast. Let set for a few minutes.
3. Stir and add warm milk mixture; add eggs and stir. Add flour one cup at a time, stirring to make a soft dough. Let set for 15 minutes.
4. Turn dough on floured board, and knead for 15 minutes. Place in greased bowl and cover with damp cloth until doubled in size. Punch down and let rise 1/2 hour more.
5. Punch down and turn on to floured board and divide into 3 equal parts.
6. Using 1/3 of the dough, divide that into 3 pieces and shape each piece in to a 16" long strip; braid the 3 pieces together. Pinch ends and tuck under. Repeat with the other 2 pieces of dough; you will have three loaves when done.
7. Place on greased baking sheet; cover and let rise. Brush with cold, brewed coffee.
8. Bake at 375F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a rack. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. May be iced instead.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 loaves
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When the recipe is doubled, I use one can evaporated milk and fill it with regular milk to make a total of 3 cups warm milk.




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