Nisu Bread (Finnish Sweet Bread) -(ABM)

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Bread machine version of Finnish Nisu or sweet bread. You can also toast or make great Finnish-style French toast! Yummy! (Cook time is estimated - depends on your bread machine).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place in bread machine in order given.
  2. Set machine for light setting.
  3. Serve with butter and jam.
  4. Enjoy with coffee.
Most Helpful

I did not notice the cardamon flavor in this bread. I made the dough in the bread machine and baked it in a 9x5 loaf pan at 350○ for 50 minutes. The bread continued to rise in the oven, it hit the top heating element. Next time I would increase the amount of cardamon and make 2 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaves.

ChrisF December 19, 2004

I just took a loaf out of my bread machine--what a wonderful smell! I grew up around Scandanavian people who used alot of cardamom, and spent my summers in Upper Michigan where there were alot of Finnish people, so the smell of bread with cardamon in it is like my childhood relived! Good texture and it rose beautifully. Can't wait to try it for breakfast. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando August 03, 2003

Loved it, I make it about once a week! I slice up whatever is left at the end of the firsrt day and. Freeze it in a big ziplock bag, then toast up the slices as w need them. So that it keeps that fresh baked taste. I increase the cardamom to 1 Tbsp and add 1/2 cup golden raisins (sultanas). The last few times I have made this, I break the egg into 1 cup measure and then add enough water to make 3/4 cup in total. The eggs I get can be all different sizes and if there isn't enough moisture, the bread tends to come out heavy and dry. Sometimes save the water from boling potatoes to use itin place of the water. This bread is sooooo good.. tastes just like the swedish cardamom braid mom used to make. And it is super easy to make in the bread machine!.. forgot the stars..reposting

Lee_tah August 24, 2012