Cardamom Coffee Cakes Recipe

Step 1

Scald milk and cool to lukewarm. Crumble yeast into bowl, add 1 Tsp sugar and lukewarm milk.

Step 2

Beat in 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Cover well and let rise until light and double in bulk, 1 - 1-1/2 hours.

Step 3

Add soft butter, remaining sugar, salt, egg yolks, cardamom and 3 cups flour. Mix thoroughly. Place remaining 1/4 cup flour on board or pastry cloth for kneading.

Step 4

Turn out dough and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl. Cover well. Set aside to rise until double in bulk, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Step 5

Cut risen dough in half for two coffee cakes (braids). Cut each half into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into a roll 16 inches long. Pinch 3 rolls together at one end, braid and pinch other ends together. Place braid on cookie sheet. Make second braid and place on cookie sheet.

Step 6

Let braids rise until double in bulk, about 45 minutes. For topping brush each braid with 1 Tbsp milk and sprinkle with 3 Tbsp sugar.

Step 7

Bake in moderate oven (375) 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 8

Yield: 2 coffee cakes

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2c Milk
  • 3/4c Sugar
  • 1/2c Butter
  • 3ea Egg yolks
  • 6tb Sugar
  • 1pk Cake yeast
  • 6 1/4c Sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 1ts Cardamom
  • 2tb Milk

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