Finnish Pulla (Coffee Bread)

Course : Bread Machine
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

---1 LB.---
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 teaspoon salt
2/3 teaspoon cardamom
2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons rapid or quick yeast
---1 1/2 LB.---
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 large egg -- (1 yolk is 1/2)
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cardamom
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons rapid or quick yeast
---2 LB.---
3/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cardamom
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons rapid or quick yeast
---GLAZE:---
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg -- beaten
 

Preparation / Directions:

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!


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