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11-09-03, 16:45
dear listers,
i would like to request a recipe
for cardamom bread.

my relatives were Finnish
they called it nisu < sp??

i am not sure of the swedish spelling.

thanks kiovaa

June Pelo
11-09-03, 18:06
Cardamom Christmas Bread

2 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 pkg. dry yeast
2/3 c. warm milk
2 tbsp. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. butter, melted


1 c. sifted confec. sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. blanched almonds

1.Mix flour, salt and cardamom; set aside
2.Sprinkle yeast over milk in large sauce pan; stir until dissolved.
3.Stir in sugar, egg, and flour mix; mix well. Add 2 tbsp butter, mix thoroughly.
4.Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth.
5.Turn into lightly greased bowl. Cover with damp towel; let rise in warm place about 1 hour.
6.Punch down dough; cut into 3 equal parts. Roll each part into a 24 inch long rope. 7.On lightly greased cookie sheet, braid the ropes. Join ends to form a circle. Brush with rest of butter. Cover with damp towel; let rise until double about another 45 minutes.
8.Preheat oven 425(F).
9.Bake braid 12 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool on wire rack.

Make Frosting: Combine confectioner's sugar, milk, and vanilla in small bowl, stirring until smooth. Drizzle frosting over braid; let dry 10 minutes then decorate with almonds.

Sometimes we bake the dough in a bread pan and make a loaf instead of a braid. This bread may be the same as what the Finns refer to as pulla.


11-09-03, 19:13
dear June,
thanks very much for the recipie
i will try it this week
i didnt know it was called "pulla'
all this time i assumed it was nisu
also assuming it was a finn name.

my people came from Jurva, niemenkyla,
they were torrpari.

family names "Happakoski" "Sandvik"
just in case anyone would like to know.

blessings Kiovaa

June Pelo
11-09-03, 21:05
Hope you enjoy the bread. I think all of Scandinavia made it - and each country had its own name for it.

If you are searching for ancestors in Jurva, post a query on the Ancestors Search board and perhaps someone will be able to help you.


12-09-03, 01:46
At the risk of being redundant -
In March of 1998, Bill Martin offered a bread machine Finnish Coffee Bread recipe. I have been using it ever since with good results.

Recipe for 2 pound breadmaker on Dough setting

1 1/4 cups warm milk
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom (maybe a bit more - experiment)
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

When dough cycle completes, remove dough, divide in half and then split each half into three equal parts. Roll into long strands and braid strands into two loaves. Let rise until doubled. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes (golden brown.) Immediately after taking them out of pans brush tops with a mixture of sugar and water. (Note from bl: I brush with a mixture of sugar and warm coffee for glaze.)

June Pelo
12-09-03, 02:00
I've never tried it with a bread machine - will have to give it a go.. The coffee icing sounds yummy..


12-09-03, 02:55
well you know i would love any bread recipe. I am sure there are variations of recipies, and i am not averse to having them handy. i will try any at all i can find.
I wish now my GG grandmother had writen her recipie down, she was a fabulous cook. But didn't write anything down that we could find.

thanks for any contributions any of you lovely people share with all of us..
Of course it would be grand if they have a story too

14-09-03, 01:51
Hi BetteLynn,
I just tried your bread machine recipe and it is absolutely delicious! It's been out of the oven about 30 minutes and 1 loaf is gone!


Thanks so much!!

16-09-03, 22:31
dear listers,
June, Beetylynn, kpavvlova,

i tried the recipe for the bread machine..!!

i varied and put instant coffee into the warm milk for the frosting
of the traditional style that june posted, and it was very good.

you see i have two Newfoundland dogs....they love bread
especially yeast breads, so much they loved this bread,
i told them they are not Newfounland dogs
they are NewFINNland dogs!! lol

of course my husband loved it too and myself
it is now am of the last evenings baking and it is gone gone gone.......

thanks very much

Kiovaa & her NewFinnland dogs