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Holiday Cardamom Bread


My mother makes this Cardamom bread every Christmas morning. It's a real treat.











Trans-fat Free


2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 packages yeast, active dry
¾ teaspoon cardamom seeds
1 ¼ cups milk
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 each eggs
1 cup candied fruit
1 cup golden raisins
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour


In a large mixer bowl combine 2½ cups all-purpose flour, yeast, and cardamom.

In a saucepan heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt just until warm (115F) and the butter is almost melted; stir constantly.

Add heated milk mixture to flour mixture; add 1 egg.

Beat at low speed with an electric mixer for ½ a minute.

Beat 3 minutes at high speed, scraping sides of bowl constantly.

Stir in candied fruits and peels (optional), raisins, and as much of the 2½ cups all-purpose flour as you can mix in with a spoon.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

Knead in enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total).

Shape dough into a ball.

Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.

Cover, let rise in a warm place until double (about 2½ hours).

Punch dough down; divide dough in half.

Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Shape into 2 round loaves; place on greased baking sheets.

Flatten each slightly to a 6-inch diameter.

Cover; let rise until nearly double (45 to 60 minutes).

Stir together 1 slightly beaten egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water, brush over loaves.

Bake in a 350℉ (180℃) oven for 35 minutes or until done.

Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 2 round loaves.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 113g (4.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34724% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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