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I have 2 recipes that use CARDAMOM--> Sour Cream Apple Pie and NISSUA BREAD: REC:

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Posted to Thread #12394 at 7:41 pm on Oct 25, 2008

This is an interesting recipe and unique in flavor




cup butter
1 package yeast, active dry
3 TABLESPOONS warm water (lukewarm) Note: 10 seconds in microwave
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup milk, scaled and cooled
cup sugar
teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
5 cups un-sifted, all-purpose flour


2 TABLESPOONS sugar, plus more to sprinkle on top
cup coffee


1) Melt butter and set aside to cool
2) Dissolve the yeas in the lukewarm water, using a whisk, whisk yeast in water until frothy, and set aside.
3) In a large mixing bowl (I use an electric mixer) combine beaten eggs, milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, yeast mixture and butter. Mix. Add flour and mix for 2 to 3 minutes.
4) Knead dough until smooth, on a floured surface or in mixer.
5) Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl, cover and put in a warm place and let rise until nearly doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.
6) Punch down and divide into 2 equal portions, or 3 for smaller loaves.
7) Divide each equal portion into thirds.
8) Roll each third between hands to form strands (look like long snakes haha) 18 to 24 inches long.
9) Place 3 strands (of a portion) on a smooth surface, crossing in center, and braid out to each end. Form braid into a ring or keep straight (I like it straight easier to work with) Repeat with other portion, form into 3 strands and braid.
10) Cover lightly with wax/parchment paper and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 2 hours.
11) TOPPING- Meanwhile, prepare the topping by combining sugar, butter and coffee in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Keep warm, but do not let boil.
12) Place in a preheated 350 oven for about 10 minutes or until light brown-
13) Take Nissua Bread out of the oven, and using a pastry bush, brush the coffee (#11) mixture on the loves and return for another 15 minutes.
14) Remove from oven, sprinkle tops with a dusting of sugar and let cool.

NOTE: It was suggested to add a cup of golden raisins to mixture, or pecans. Alternatively, can sprinkle on top of Nissua Bread

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