Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
A wonderful "bread", that is served with coffee, here in Norway. It only contains 1/2 c sugar, but the "secret" ingredient is cardamom...Mmmmmm..so delicious. Try a slice with butter on it! You'll love it, too! (This is NOT a sandwich bread, though lots of people eat it with butter and jam!! You decide!)
- 2 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cardamom
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 7 -8 cups flour
- Butter 2 loaf pans.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Heat the milk and the butter until scalding.
- Pour into large mixing bowl and let cool to lukewarm.
- Stir in the yeast.
- Sift together 7 c of the flour,the sugar, cardamom and salt.
- Add the above to the milk mixture, mixing well.
- Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead as much of the.
- remaining 1 c flour as needed, into the dough.
- The dough should be elasticky, and not sticky.
- Place in a buttered bowl and brush with melter better.
- Cover with plastic wrap or a towel, and let rise until double.
- Punch down.
- Let rest 10- 15 minutes.
- Divide dough in half, knead lightly and shape into loaves.
- Place in loaf pans, cover and let rise until double.
- Bake 30 minutes.
- While warm, brush with melted or soft butter.
This really brought back memories! When I was a little girl we lived for a year in Norway in a small town outside Oslo, and I would have this every morning for breakfast with a heavy layer of sweet butter. Sometimes as a treat my mother would cut this up into cubes, sprinkle sugar on it and then mix it with cottage cheese. I've never eaten that anywhere else except in Norway! I made using bread flour and it turned out beautifully and wonderfully nostalgic! Thanks so much for posting this.