This is a recipe for a beautiful plaited loaf of sweet bread, studded with raisins and nuts and scented with cardamom. This is lovely around the festive season, and leftovers are superb toasted.
Little chunks of bright white sugar that does melt during baking, pearl sugar makes for a lovely presentation and adds a nice touch to your pastries, cakes and biscuits. It is available online and in specialty shops.
Just waiting for it too bake now. Hasn't seemed to work as I expected though. Looking through the ingredients, should there be 2 portions of 100 g of castor sugar? I'm a novice so didn't think to query this. Also didn't double in size after first proving? Well the family enjoyed it, even had it for breakfast today. Next time I must remember to mix the sugar, milk and water before adding the sprinkling of yeast. - 29 Aug 2014
This was really easy to make and tastes pretty good! It's basically a cinnamon swirl bread with some cardamom in the swirl part. I added a little extra cardamom to it so that flavor would come through a bit more; I wish I had added even more to let it really shine! Aside from that, as far as directions go, save your butter. There is no way you'll use a 1/2 cup melted butter putting on the cinnamon mixture. I'd recommend using 2-3 melted tablespoons and see how far that gets you. I ended up leaving 2-3 tablespoons of the cinnamon mix out because my bread was already completely covered and I didn't see how more could really fit on. Go ahead and just dump it on. The cinnamon ribbon comes out somewhat thin after it's baked, but it's really good! - 13 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
awesome bread! Everyone loved it! - 24 Apr 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)