Cardamom Braids

Cardamom Braids

"This treasured recipe reflects my Norwegian heritage. The subtle hint of cardanom is undeniably good. --Sally Nelson, Tempe, Arizona"
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55 m servings
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Original recipe yields 40 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add warm milk, sugar, butter, 2 eggs, cardamom, salt and 6 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
  3. Punch dough down; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into fourths. Divide each portion into thirds; shape each into a 12-in. rope. Place three ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Beat remaining egg; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.


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I have a recipe almost identical to this one (uses half the amount of ingredients and makes one large loaf) - it is absolutely delicious! If you're looking for a sweet bread with a subtle spice...

I really liked this bread. It was simple to make too- and I felt quite accomplished. ;) The only thing is... I thought, there is no way this amount of dough can make 4 loaves. So I decided t...

very good. i sprinkled a mixture of 3 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cardamom on top of the loaves instead of just sugar. sweet, but not too sweet, has a subtle cardamom flavor, and would probably make de...

Excellent bread recipe! Fast and Easy and leaves lots of room for creativity. I am usually not a big fan of cardamom but really like it in this as it is really mild and adds a nice hint of flavo...

I have never baked bread before, but this recipe was easy to follow. I would only add that it helps to put the bread in the oven at about 120 degrees or so with a pan of warm water at the bottom...

I made this bread for Easter last year and plan on making again this weekend. The flavor was good, but a little too weak on the cardamon for me (thus 4 stars and not 5), so I plan to probably d...

I am so excited! I remember my mother (also of Norwegian heritage) serving this bread to us as children, and I recently found a source of the cardamom spice to use in this recipe. Thank you fo...

This stuff is fabulous. I am vegan, so I substituted the butter and eggs with earth balance and ener-g egg replacer. It came out great....soft, sweet, and the perfect amount of cardamom.

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