Finnish Coffee Bread (Pulla)

Share: 

Rate this Recipe: 

No votes yet

Ingredients

2 packages active dry yeast
2 cups warm milk (110 degrees F)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cardamom
6-1/2 to 7-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons salt
Glaze:
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup crushed lump sugar

Instructions

Dissolve yeast in milk in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, sugar, cardamom, and 2-½ cups of the flour. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in butter and salt. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled. Punch down and form into 6 long strands. Braid together 3 strands for each loaf. Cover loosely and let rise again until puffy but not doubled. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle on the almonds and sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden.

Cooking & Recipes

Yield: 

Makes 2 loaves.

Add new comment

Free Almanac Newsletters

Almanac Weekly Companion 

The Almanac.com General Store

Almanac Recipe Box