Finnish Perspective

I have been making a traditional Finnish sweet bread known as Pulla for the last couple of years. It is made with cardamom seed, ground and lots of egg and milk and butter. As well as time. Here is the recipe i follow. Well mostly follow. Swedish Finns call it Nissu. I grind my cardamom fresh. The stuff you get in the supermarket is not very good and quite often stale.

Finnish Pulla

A unique bread with a sweet flavor that makes a wonderful holiday gift! It takes about 4 hours to make, so allow yourself plenty of time.

2 cups milk
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees) 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
4 eggs, beaten
9 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons white sugar

Warm the milk in a small…

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