Sweet Vanilla Spice Bread

    1 hour 5 min

    A simple, sweet and delicious bread, made in the breadmaker and baked in the oven. The bread is infused with vanilla extract, ground cardamom and ground coriander. Enjoy with lashings of butter, if desired.

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    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 175ml water
    • 125ml milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • 410g bread flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:20min proofing  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Place water, milk, vanilla extract, dark brown soft sugar, caster sugar, cardamom, coriander, vegetable oil and salt into the tin of a bread machine in that order. Pour the flour onto the other ingredients and sprinkle the flour with yeast. Set the bread machine to the Dough cycle; turn on the machine.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23x13cm loaf tin.
    3. When the Dough cycle is completed, remove the dough from the machine, punch down if necessary, form into a loaf and place into the prepared loaf tin with the seam side down. Cover and let rise until doubled, 20 to 30 minutes.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the loaf is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool in the tin for 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a rack.

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    I took the submitter's advice and used all milk and used AP flour. I made this by hand with my Kitchen Aid mixer. I proofed the yeast in my mixer bowl with the warmed milk and sugars for ten minutes until it "bloomed", added the remaining wet ingredients, then all the dry. I kneaded the dough with my hook for about five minutes, then set it to rise in a covered, greased bowl on my warm oven for about an hour. Once it doubled, I formed it into a loaf and let it double again in a covered, greased loaf pan on my warm oven. Thirty minutes in a 350* oven and we were good to go. I made myself wait until the next morning and I made french toast with it. OFF THE HOOK. We used the Absolute Best Pancake Syrup over the top of it and it really sang. Super easy bread and way flavorful. Not difficult to make at all. I'd really like to try this with whole wheat flour and see how it is.....maybe even a cinnamon swirl in the middle?  -  13 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUMMY! I went ahead and just baked it in the bread machine because, well, I am lazy :D I did make a few changes, but they weren't major. I only had light brown sugar, so I used that instead of dark (though I do want to try it with the dark at some point!). I used unsweetened applesauce instead of the oil. My vanilla extract is a double-strength one, but I still used the full 1.5 teaspoons. I had fresh ground coriander from last year's garden, so that was really nice. It smelled DIVINE as it was baking! I used bread flour, and while it was kneading, it seemed a bit on the sticky side, so I threw in a little bit of whole wheat flour (probably about 1/8 cup at most). GREAT texture, very slightly chewy (in a good way), rose and baked up nicely in the machine. We had it toasted for breakfast this morning. Will definitely be making this again, and will try it with dark brown sugar!  -  23 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this bread by hand. I omitted the white sugar and added 3 T honey. I used all milk, light brown sugar and all purpose flour. To knead the dough I had to add an additional 1/2 cup of flour because it was too sticky. Make sure you grease the bread pan very well before putting it in the oven! Husband LOVED it Also make sure you get some because it won't last long!  -  27 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)