Swedish Bread

Dec 19, 2022 5:58:26 PM Carly Hanellin

Swedish Braided Cardamom Bread is a traditional holiday loaf that's a delicious enriched dough...

"This recipe has been in my family for over 100 years. My aunt makes multiple loaves to gift to everyone during the holiday season. I love that this bread has a subtle sweetness, and I'm excited to share with everyone."  - Keri, Director of Member Services 

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Swedish Bread
Milk 2 cups
Butter 1 stick
Sugar 1 cup
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Cardamom 1 1/2 tsp
Eggs 2 each
Warm Water 1/2 cup
Yeast 1 package
Flour 8 cups


1. Scold milk with butter
2. Add sugar, salt, and cardamom. Let cool.

3. In a large bowl, add the water and yeast. Let it sit and dissolve, then add the milk and eggs, 2 cups at a time add the flour, mixing well between.

4. Knead the dough for 10 minutes or use a KitchenAid mixer and mix everything together for 7 minutes. (Leave dough to rise for about 30 minutes or until it doubles in size).

5. Remove from bowl onto a floured board. Knead alittle bit again then cut into 4 pieces. Divide each piece into 3 pieces Each rolled into long rope 7.Braid Each loaf fits in 8 inch loaf pan.

8. Bake at 325°F for 35 min.