Cardamom Bread

This Scandinavian bread is scented with cardamom.

Cardamom Bread

About This Recipe

Yield:8 to 10
Active time:25 minutes
Total time:2 hours 30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Cardamom Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 ounce active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. 1

    In a small saucepan, heat milk to lukewarm. Place yeast in a large bowl. Pour milk over and let rest 10 minutes. Whisk in butter.

  2. 2

    Add sugar, salt and cardamom to bowl and whisk until combined. Add flour and stir until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, forming a ball.

  3. 3

    On a lightly floured surface, knead bread until smooth and elastic, five to ten minutes minutes. Cover with a kitchen towel and leave in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  4. 4

    Punch dough to release air. Knead dough for five minutes. If making a plain loaf, shape dough into a round ball. Place loaf on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with a dish towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

  5. 5

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush the top of the loaf with the egg wash. Bake loaf until golden and sounds hollow when you tap the bottom, about 25 minutes.


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