Bread machine recipe for Swedish Braided Cardamom Bread.

Buy whole pod or ground cardamom here.
Bread Machine Swedish Bread
1 tablespoon Yeast
2 cups bread flour
1 egg
¼ cup milk
¼ cup water
¼ cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamon
¼ tsp salt
remove from bread machine
braid/rise 1hr brush w/ egg white + sugar
bake 350 20-25 min
Read more about Cardamom bread on NPR. Gernot Katzer has the Spice pages a great resource in the form of a dictionary of spice related info. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world. I'll bet the other two are saffron and vanilla bean. Don't buy the bleached or white cardamon, because- well yuck who wants bleached spices? True cardamom is green. There is also a black variety of cardamom which has a smoky flavor with camphor notes.
In the Middle East cardamom is mixed with green coffee beans. I had a friend who was from Sudan and she put cardamom in her tea, which was very yummy and smelled heavenly!
There is a cardamom addict blog that is pretty interesting with cookbook reviews and recipes.
I just found a really cool site called recipe muncher that you should check out, the photos are really good!


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