Cardamom bread for the bread machine

    45 min

    This bread is wonderful to make during Christmas or Easter, but can be enjoyed anytime. The smell is heavenly, and it makes perfect French toast. Try it toasted with lashings of butter and a cup of tea.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 120ml milk
    • 1 egg
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 375g bread flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle and press Start.
    2. When the bread machine indicates that the cycle has ended, remove the dough, and knead slightly. Form into a loaf shape, and place into a greased 2lb loaf tin. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
    3. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    4. Uncover the loaf, and brush the top with water. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until nicely browned, and the loaf makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin. Cool for about 1 hour before slicing.

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    This was really nice. I was a bit dubious about the lack of butter or oil in the recipe, but the result was very good. When a day old would be nicer with butter spread on, but especially delicious when warm from the oven.  -  20 Dec 2013


    I'm giving this recipe 4 stars as it is. With these changes I'd say it's 5 stars. I've made this bread 5 times now. It does need more cardamom, 1 tsp works well. I also use less flour, about 2 3/4 cup. And I use 1 tsp of salt. I learned that the hard way. The first few times I made it it would fall in the middle, then I researched bread making and I learned that the salt keeps it from falling in the middle. Now I love making this bread and giving it as gifts, it's really delicious.  -  20 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This bread is wonderful. I tripled the amount of cardamom and used 1/2 cup less flour than called for. This bread is aromatic, tasty, and perfectly risen. I baked it in the bread machine, and it is a beautiful loaf. It has a nice, crunchy crust.  -  10 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)