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Finnish Easter Bread Recipe
|Active dry yeast||1 Tablespoon|
|Warm water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105ÃÂ°-115ÃÂ°F)|
|White flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Light cream||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)|
|Ground cardamom||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated lemon peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated orange peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Golden raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Warm milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105ÃÂ°-115ÃÂ°F)|
|Rye flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Melted butter||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 4315 Calories from Fat 2163
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 244 g375.4%
Saturated Fat 128.7 g643.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 939.3 mg
Sodium 1137.1 mg47.4%
Total Carbohydrates 478 g159.4%
Dietary Fiber 49.6 g198.4%
Sugars 126.3 g
Protein 83 g166.7%
Vitamin A 131.3% Vitamin C 30.1%
Calcium 70.9% Iron 161.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
2 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes.
3 Add egg yolks, sugar, butter, salt, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel, raisins, and almonds to the mixture above. Mix thoroughly.
4 Stir in milk and rye flour. Add enough remaining white flour to form a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€” about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Make a ball. Place dough, rounded side up, in well-greased 2-pound coffee can. Let rise until dough just comes to the top of the can.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven about 1 hour or until done. While hot, brush top of loaf with butter. Let cool in the can for about 15 minutes. Then remove from can and cool on wire rack.