Sweet Cardamom Bread

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"This is a Jean Pare recipe. This make 3 loaves."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (770.3 g)
  • Calories 2141.7
  • Total Fat - 38.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 287.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1634.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 394 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.7 g
  • Sugars - 106.8 g
  • Protein - 51.6 g
  • Calcium - 293.2 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Scald milk in saucepan; remove from heat.

Step 2

Add butter, first amount of sugar and salt.

Step 3

Stir to melt butter and dissolve sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm.

Step 4

Stir second amount of sugar in warm water in small bowl; sprinkle yeast over top; let stand 10 minutes; stir to dissolve yeast.

Step 5

Beat eggs in large bowl; add cardamom; add milk mixture and yeast mixture; stir.

Step 6

Work in enough flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.

Step 7

Turn out onto floured surface.

Step 8

Knead 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Step 9

Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top.

Step 10

Cover with a tea towel.

Step 11

Let stand in oven with light on and door closed about 1 3/4 hours or until doubled in bulk.

Step 12

Punch dough down and divide into 3 equal portions.

Step 13

Place in 3 greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans.

Step 14

Cover with tea towel.

Step 15

Let stand in oven with light on and door closed for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Step 16

Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes.

Step 17

Turn out onto racks and cool.

Step 18

When loaves are cool, mix icing sugar and water in small bowl to make a barely pourable glaze.

Step 19

Drizzle over loaves using back and forth motion.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good bread! It didn't take as long for my bread to rise as indicated in the directions. I made two good sized loaves and 2 mini loaves from this recipe which I made as directed except that I skipped the icing. Thanks for sharing!

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(22 Dec 2017)