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Finnish Pulla (Coffee Bread)

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------1 LB------------------------------------
  • 1/2 c Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 2/3 ts Salt
  • 2/3 ts Cardamom
  • 2 c Bread Flour
  • 1 1/2 ts Rapid Or Quick Yeast


1 1/2 LB
3/4 c Milk
1 1/2 Egg; (1 Yolk Is 1/2)
3 tb Butter
1/3 c Sugar
1 ts Salt
1 ts Cardamom
3 c Bread Flour
2 ts Rapid Or Quick Yeast

2 LB
3/4 c Milk
2 Eggs
4 tb Butter
1/2 c Sugar
1 ts Salt
1 1/4 ts Cardamom
3 1/2 c Bread Flour
2 ts Rapid Or Quick Yeast

1/4 c Sugar
1 Egg; Beaten

Add all ingredients into your bread machine per manufacturer. Use Sweet,
White, Light crust setting. Do not use your timer, as there are ingredients
that will spoil. You can either bake it in a loaf in your machine or use
the dough cycle (MAKE 1 1/2 lbs. only). Upon completion, remove the dough,
divide it into three sections, braid, and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake in
a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Do not overbake, as it will
dry out.

Glaze method: Add sugar to beaten egg and mix well. Brush on raised bread.
Sprinkle sugar and poppy seeds or chopped or sliced almonds on the top and
bake. If doing this in the machine, be very careful not to spill into the
machine itself!

NOTES : Jo adapted this bread from her mother-in-law's recipe which she
used to serve each afternoon with coffee. The men in the fields would
listen for the whistle of the afternoon train at 3:00, the signal to go
home for their coffee and pulla. It is usually made in a straight braid,
but may sometimes be shaped into a wreath for special occasions. Jo says
that sometimes she adds a tsp. of vanilla and some chopped citrus fruit for
a slightly different flavor.

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