For Michelle, who asked for Cardamon bread: This recipe is from a friend
of mine. I've made it for the last 2 Christmases (actually on New Year's
Day) and it is spectacular warm from the oven. Try to use freshly ground
cardamon -- buy the whole pods and grind just before you bake the bread.
I've never tried it in the ABM, only by hand with my Kitchen Aid, although
it could probably be cut in half for a large machine. No special utensils
Recipe: Christmas Cardamon Bread
Serv. Size: 1 Slice (1/10 Loaf)
Prep. Time: 4:30
1-1/2 teaspoon(s) Cardamom, ground
2 Ounce(s) Yeast
1-1/2 Cup(s) Bread flour
1-1/2 Cup(s) Milk
1/2 Cup(s) Butter
2/3 Cup(s) Sugar
2 Large Egg
1 teaspoon(s) Salt
4-1/2 Cup(s) Bread flour
Combine cardamon, yeast and 1 1/2 cups flour in large bowl.
Heat milk, butter and sugar until butter is melted. Cool
to 115 degrees. Add 2 beaten eggs and salt. Beat into
flour mixture, about 2 minutes with mixer. Add more flour
to make a malleable dough, about 4-5 cups. Knead for 5-8
minutes. Cover and let rise for 90 minutes. Divide into
thirds, then thirds again, forming 9 balls. Let rise 10
minutes. Form into ropes and braid into 3 3-rope loaves.
Place side-by-side on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise
again 40-50 minutes. Brush tops with milk, and sprinkle
with 1 T sugar over each loaf. Bake at 375 degrees for
Made first time 1/1/95 -- Wonderful!
Made second time 1/1/96 -- Just as good the second time!
Laurie in DC