Finnish Coffee Bread (Traditional)


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270 mins (prep 240, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
3 servings
Originally this recipe was printed in the Finnish Cookbook but I have been making it every year for Christmas breakfast. Although it is time consuming with three rises this recipe makes three coffee braids, so there is always one for the freezer and to share with friends. Prep time includes approximate rising time.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast (original recipe specifies one package but i use 2)
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 cups milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 -12 cardamom pods, seeded and crushed, depending on how strong a cardamom flavor you like (i use 10-12)
  • 5 eggs, beaten, divided (1 egg is used for glaze)
  • 8 -10 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar, for glazing braids (or less)

Nutrition

Serving Size (542.55 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 2070.32 Calories from Fat 400.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44.55g 205.6%
Saturated Fat 10.86g 162.95%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 55.2mg 55.2%
Sodium 1569.21mg 196.15%
Total Carbohydrate 369.4g 369.4%
Dietary Fiber 34.88 g 418.51%
Sugars 138.9 g %
Protein 71.02g 426.13%
Vitamin A 1579.33IU% Vitamin C 4.65mg%
Calcium 1070.0mg% Iron 11.87mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lukewarm water
 

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