Friday, December 23, 2011

my family's swedish bread recipe.

after baking all morning, the loaves of swedish nisu bread are coming out just beautifully. here's how the finished product should look...also the recipe is below!

recipe for nisu bread:

2 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
7 crushed cardamon seeds
3 beaten eggs
2 yeast pkgs.
7 1/2 cups of flour

ok, scald the milk in a saucepan on the stove. remove from heat and pour into large mixing bowl. add sugar, salt & butter. mix well & cool. add cardamon, eggs, yeast and flour. mix well. turn onto floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

put into large buttered bowl and cover. keep bowl in a warm place like on top of a stove if you are cooking. let ruse until about double the size. turn out onto floured surface again and knead the dough for a few more minutes. cut dough into 4 balls.

divide each ball into 3 equal sections. with your hand make 3 long strands out of those sections and braid together. set braids on buttered cookie sheet. let rise about 20-25 minutes. bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25 minutes. remove and brush top with egg whites and sprinkle generously with sugar.

+++i let the loaves cool and i wrap them in tinfoil. you can either freeze all of them right away or give them out as gifts (fresh or frozen). a nice touch is to tie a pretty ribbon around the loaf wrapped in the tinfoil. what's great about the breads is that you give them to your guests/family etc. ready wrapped to just heat up.

i will tell you that this bread heated up is really the best for flavor. have a slice either with your breakfast or dinner. it's delish, enjoy!!

1 comment:

Callie Grayson said...

Mmmmmmmmmm looks so yummy!!