About this recipe: 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.
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)