A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents

Cardamom Bread

PERIOD: Modern | SOURCE: Contemporary Recipe | CLASS: Not Authentic

DESCRIPTION: Egg dough seasoned with cardamom

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 pkgs. dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 13 oz. evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • 8 cups (approximate) flour
  • egg wash:
    • 1 egg, beaten with 2 Tbs. milk or water
Combine water, yeast, and 1 Tbs. sugar in a bowl. Stir to dissolve yeast. Add rest of sugar, eggs, butter, & evaporated milk, cardamom, & mix well. Stir in 3 cups of the flour and beat well. Add remaining flour and mix until a soft dough is formed. Cover and let rest for about 30 minutes. Turn out on a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth & elastic. Place in greased bowl, turning over to coat both sides. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Turn raised dough onto lightly oiled surface. Divide into two pieces. Shape each into loaf & place on a greased baking sheet. Brush entire surface of dough with egg wash. Let rise until doubled. Brush again with egg white. Bake at 375º F for 35 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped with finger.

Goes well with Spiced Butter.

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