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Swedish Cardamom Braid

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c Lukewarm water (105 to 110
  • -degrees)
  • 1/2 c Milk; scalded
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c Vegetable oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 1/2 -(up to)
  • 4 c Flour
  • 1 ts Ground cardamom
  • 1/2 c Raisins; dark or golden


Stir in the yeast mixture, egg, 3 cups of the flour and the cardamom into
the sugar mixture. Add the raisins and extra flour. Beat until smooth. Turn
the dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic.

Transfer to a lightly-oiled bowl, cover with a damp towel and let rise in a
warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly-floured surface. Divide into
thirds. Roll each part into a 10-inch-long strand. Braid loosely. Place on
a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until
doubled, about 1 hour. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Serves 12

One Serving = Calories: 121 Carbohydrates: 17 Protein: 2 Fat: 5 Sodium: 94
Potassium: 89 Cholesterol: 23. Exchange Value: 1 Bread Exchange + 1 Fat

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