12 Reviews

Bravo! A great recipe that is so tasty. Thanks for sharing it.

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Pesto lover August 06, 2013

I used 8 cardamom pods. It gave a great taste to the bread. The texture of the bread is great. Thanks ellie :) Made for PRMR tag game

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Boomette December 30, 2010

Erinomainen leipä koneistaa ohje! (Outstanding bread machine recipe! In Finnish.) Put both eggs in and later understood that the one egg was supposed to be reserved for Step 3. The dough is very sticky and next time would add 1/4 cup of lour. I did not do the sugar glaze as we love toast and this makes great toast. Thank you ellie for a keeper. Made for Unrulies Under the Influence during ZWT6.

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WiGal June 04, 2010

Excellent recipe, I have made it several times. Just make sure you add only one egg into the breadmaker. I used 1.5 tsp ground cardamon. Also, I found it was better cooked aat a bit lower temp. Then what I did for the sweet topping is the 1/2 cup sugar to 1/2 cup water brushed on midway though cooking. I also like to sprinkle some coursely ground cardamon at that point(I just put some in a ziploc and wack it with a mallet). Pop it back in the oven for 5 min, then brush it with the sugar water again, and finish coooking it.

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llandstr January 02, 2008

Very nice flavour. My husband's family is Finnish and he has been eating "coffee bread" all of his life....he thought it was very good. My daughter thought it could have used a bit more sugar...I will try this next time I make this bread. I used a heaping teaspoon of ground cardamon instead of the crushed seeds....This recipe is a definite keeper...Thanks

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CarolAnne in Canada December 28, 2003

Very nice sweet bread! Great with my morning coffee. I used my bread machine and 1 heaping teaspoon of ground cardamom. It was perfect I think. My boss is Finnish and I had her try the bread too and she really thought it was great - very similar to her Nissu (sp?) bread recipe. She suggested for the sugar top to mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar and brush it on about 5-10 minutes before its done baking. This is how she does hers. I haven't tried that yet.

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Kim127 October 29, 2003

This bread is light and fragrant without being too rich or too spicy. I made it by hand, and needed about 5 tablespoons more flour to be able to knead the dough and used 1/3 teaspoon ground cardamom instead of the whole pods. I followed the recipe in all other respects, getting two 1-lb 2-oz braids. I'm looking forward to toasting it tomorrow morning. Thank you for the recipe, Ellie.

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mianbao October 19, 2003

I have made this bread a few times and it has turned out perfect every time. I substitute half of the flour for whole wheat flour and have to add a few more tablespoons of flour as the dough seems too sticky. Other than that, used the recipe as stated. Love the balance of sweet and richness

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Chef saju November 15, 2015

I've made this bread machine recipe for Finnish Coffee Bread twice now and it turned out fantastic both times! Hubby took some to work, for him and all the other guys who share their coffee break together and they all loved it. The only thing I did differently was I used 10 Cardamom pods instead of 8 and it tasted heavenly. I'm going to try the water/sugar topping on my next batch. Super great recipe and thanks so much for sharing it, because I absolutely adore Finnish Coffee Bread and now instead of waiting to see if one of my local bakeries has any, I can simply make my own! :)

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Sylvia P. March 27, 2015

Sooooooo goooooood. It was actually the first bread I made in my bread maker and I have made it several times since then. It did sorta fall once, but I think that was a breadmaker issue, not a recipe issue. It was still delicious! Try it with Nutella. Yum.

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Snickerspotpie October 03, 2008
Finnish Coffee Bread (Breadmaker Recipe)