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Finnish Pulla recipe in exchange for Houska recipe!!!

Jill Proehl <jpxtwo@swbell.net>
Sun, 8 Mar 1998 22:49:43 -0600 (CST)
Ok, all - here is that great Finnish Pulla bread I promised.  I think
if you add citron and vanilla, it might be similar to Norwegian Yule
Kage.  If anyone has that Houska recipe, please private me ASAP!

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                       Finnish Pulla (Coffee Bread)

Recipe By     : Jo Ulvila (in The Bread Machine Cookbook V) pg. 54
Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Bread, Abm                       Bread, Hand
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                Yeast Breads

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
                        ***1 Lb.***
     1/2  C             Milk
   1                    Egg
   2      Tbsp          Butter
     1/4  C             Sugar
     2/3  Tsp           Salt
     2/3  Tsp           Cardamom
   2      C             Bread Flour
   1 1/2  Tsp           Rapid Or Quick Yeast
                        ***1 1/2 Lb.***
     3/4  C             Milk
   1 1/2                Egg -- (1 Yolk Is 1/2)
   3      Tbsp          Butter
     1/3  C             Sugar
   1      Tsp           Salt
   1      Tsp           Cardamom
   3      C             Bread Flour
   2      Tsp           Rapid Or Quick Yeast
                        ***2 Lb.***
     3/4  C             Milk
   2                    Eggs
   4      Tbsp          Butter
     1/2  C             Sugar
   1      Tsp           Salt
   1 1/4  Tsp           Cardamom
   3 1/2  C             Bread Flour
   2      Tsp           Rapid Or Quick Yeast
     1/4  C             Sugar
   1                    Egg -- Beaten

Add all ingredients into your bread machine per manufacturer.  Use Sweet, White, Light crust setting.  Do not use your timer, as there are ingredients that will spoil.  You can either bake it in a loaf in your machine or use the dough cycle (MAKE 1 1/2 lbs. only).  Upon completion, remove the dough, divide it into three sections, braid, and let rise for 30 minutes.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.  Do not overbake, as it will dry out.

Glaze method:  Add sugar to beaten egg and mix well. Brush on raised bread.  Sprinkle sugar and poppy seeds or chopped or sliced almonds on the top and bake.  If doing this in the machine, be very careful not to spill into the machine itself!

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NOTES : Jo adapted this bread from her mother-in-law's recipe which she used to serve each afternoon with coffee.  The men in the fields would listen for the whistle of the afternoon train at 3:00, the signal to go home for their coffee and pulla.  It is usually made in a straight braid, but may sometimes be shaped into a wreath for special occasions.  Jo says that sometimes she adds a tsp. of vanilla and some chopped citrus fruit for a slightly different flavor.