Bread Machine Pulla
Pulla, a traditional Finnish coffee bread, is a braided, cardamom-scented bread, topped with sugared sliced almonds. Makes a wonderful holiday gift, too.
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter
4 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 large egg white beaten with 2 teaspoons water
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
- Place all dough ingredients in bread machine pan in order according to manufacturer. Choose dough setting. When dough is ready, take out and punch down.
- Cut into 3 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rope about 20-inches long. On a greased baking sheet, braid the ropes, tucking ends under. Cover and set in warm place to rise until doubled.
- Brush dough with egg wash. Sprinkle with almonds and then with sugar.
- Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for about 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 1 loaf.