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Gertrude Whitcher's Finnish Nisu Recipe

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This recipe for Gertrude Whitcher's Finnish Nisu, by , is from The Whitcher Family Descendants Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lin Whitcher Gordon 1947
Added: Sunday, August 24, 2008


2 c. warm milk (105-115 degrees)
2 pkg. dry yeast
Dissolve yeast in milk. Let stand 10 min.
1/2 lb. butter, soft or melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
16 cardamom seeds. Remove white papery shell and pound finely in a linen towel with a hammer.
Add and mix all together well

6-7 c. flour Add 2 c. flour and mix. Add 2 more, mix. Add the rest,
1/2 cup at a time, until dough holds together and is not sticky. Knead in bread machine or by hand. Let rise until it doubled.

Punch down. Shape into (3) braids or individual rolls. Place on baking sheet, cover and let rise again.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until brown.
Paint with sugar dissolved in hot water and sprinkle with sugar.

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Gertrude Whitcher 1914-2008




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