Swedish Coffee Braids (Bread)

Recipe by Theresa P

This is an old Swedish recipe my husband's great grandma had. It is absolutely wonderful and they go very fast.

Top Review by Da Huz

This was tasty and easy. Don't be stingy with the cinnamon sugar filling. We liked the texture of the crust. Also, we accidentally rolled it the wrong way, then unrolled it and rolled it the correct way and discovered that it was tasty with the cinnamon sugar on the outside, too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften yeast with 1/4 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp sugar and set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl combine scalded milk, sugar, salt and Crisco, cool to lukewarm, and add yeast and 1 of the eggs.
  3. Gradually add flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Knead in remaining flour until smooth and satiny, about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Cover and let rise until double.
  6. Divide dough in two and on a floured surface with a rolling pin roll out each dough to about 12x9 size.
  7. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and chopped walnuts.
  8. Starting with 12-inch side, roll up jelly roll style seal seams and ends and place each roll seam side down on cookie sheet (greased).
  9. Take scissors (or knife) and snip part way through each bread roll one inch apart in a tractor tread style.
  10. Cover and let rise again.
  11. Brush both bread rolls with another beaten egg and sprinkle nuts over both.
  12. Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool slightly and if desired ice with favorite icing recipe.

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