Bread machine Swedish Christmas bread

    Bread machine Swedish Christmas bread


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    About this recipe: Enjoy a loaf of this plaited Swedish bread for Christmas. It's decorated with sugar and looks festive. My great-grandmother's recipe was a bit hard to make, but thanks to the bread maker this version takes much less effort!

    Serves: 8 

    • 250ml milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 30g softened butter
    • 375g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast
    • 3 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
    • 4 tablespoons pearl sugar, or other decorative sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
    2. When the dough cycle has finished, divide into three equal portions. Roll each piece into a rope 30 to 35cm long. Lay the three ropes side by side, then plait together. Tuck the ends underneath, and place onto a greased baking tray, cover loosely with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in bulk.
    3. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    4. Brush the plait with beaten egg white and sprinkle with pearl sugar. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

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    Fabulous recipe very easy to make and ideal to take too parties - 07 Aug 2016

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