Sweet Cardamom Bread

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 45mins
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Based on a traditional Finnish pulla recipe, this bread delivers a gentle cardamom flavor. It also makes heavenly french toast or bread pudding.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Milk icon
    170ml (¾ cup)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    65g (about 5⅛ tbsp)
  • Ground cardamom icon
    Ground cardamom
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast
    1¾ tsp
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    400g (about 3⅛ cups)
  • Salt icon
    ½ tsp
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    45g (about 3⅛ tbsp)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    15ml (1 tbsp)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    1 (20g)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add milk, granulated sugar, ground cardamom and active dried yeast to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Mix briefly until combined
  3. Let rest - 10 min
  4. Add egg to the dough
  5. Mix until combined
  6. Add all purpose flour and salt to the dough
  7. Mix until dough forms - paddle attachment
  8. Knead - 2 min, dough hook
  9. Add unsalted butter to a clean small bowl
  10. Transfer content of small bowl to dough bit by bit while mixing
  11. Transfer dough to medium bowl and cover
  12. Let rise until doubled - 30 min
  13. Punch down and cover
  14. Let rise until doubled - 30 min
  15. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  16. Turn out large mixing bowl on lightly-floured surface
  17. Roll out into logs
  18. Plait content of large mixing bowl on baking sheet and cover
  19. Let rise until springy to touch - 30 min
  20. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  21. Add ground cardamom, heavy cream and egg yolk to a clean small bowl
  22. Whisk together
  23. Brush until coated
  24. Bake until golden brown - 20 min, 190°C
  25. Serve
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