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Mom's Cardamom Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Oostenink
Added: Monday, January 31, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded and cooled to 110 degrees)
2 packages yeast (do NOT use rapid rise)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 beaten eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 or 6 cardamom pods (husked and crushed)

5 or 6 cups flour

Directions:
Directions:
Scald milk and let cool to right temp. Add ingredients as listed. Mix and knead. Let raise till doubled. Punch down and divide dough in half. Divide the halves into thirds. Braid into braids and seal the ends by pinching them under. Put on greased cookie (with vegetable oil) sheets that have been dusted with cornmeal and let raise till around double in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. When done and out of the oven brush crust with butter and sprinkle lightly (very lightly) with cinnamon and sugar mix.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 Braided Loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Two to Three Hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was one of Grama O's favorites. It came from my Grama Selma, who came from Sweden on a boat when she was 16 years old. My Mother made it every Christmas. I made it once and brought it to Grama O's house for Christmas Day. She LOVED it and asked for the recipe. She made it. As far as I know, that was the last bread she ever dabbled in baking. The first time she made it, she didn't "husk" the cardamom pods. What I mean is, you are supposed to husk them and crush the tiny seeds inside discarding the husks. *giggles* We had a great laugh over that. The bread was still perfect and tasted great!!!! She was a "fearless" cook and I always admired her for that.

 

 

 

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