Nisu Bread (Finnish Sweet Bread) -(ABM)

"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)."
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Ready In:
2hrs 10mins
1 Bread loaf




  • Place in bread machine in order given.
  • Set machine for light setting.
  • Serve with butter and jam.
  • Enjoy with coffee.

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  1. Made this to make eggnog french toast with for Christmas breakfast. It was a big hit, the bread held plenty of french toast batter and the cardamom went perfect with the nutmeg/cinnamon of the nogg. I will definitely make this again!
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. I haven't made this yet, I'm looking for a good bread maker recipe. I wanted to say I've made pulla from scratch many times & I use the cardamom from the South Asian aisle instead of the North American spices. Use the same amount but you'll get a better/stronger taste. (We used to do it old school by roasting the pods & grinding the seeds with mortar & pestle but the S Asian spice is fine). I've never heard it made with evaporated milk. I'll have to get that a try.
  5. 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


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