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Topic: Nisu (Finnish Coffee Bread) (49 lines)
1) From: Tim TenClay
Nisu
2 c. Milk (or 1 can Evaporated Milk and 1 can Water)
3 pkg dry Yeast
1 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 sticks Butter
1 c. Sugar
3 Eggs
2 tsp Cardamom
8-9 c. Flour
Mix 1tsp Sugar and Yeast together with a little warm water.
Heat Milk and melt Butter.  Let cool to room temperature.
While stirring, add Salt, Sugar, Eggs, Yeast mixture, Cardamom, then Flour.
Mix well.  (Sinikka said to use a bread hook - I always do it by hand.)
Knead (If you're using a bread hook, this step is done with that).
Let rise.  Beat down. Cut into 4 pieces.
Let rise. Beat down.  Cut each of the four pieces into 3 smaller pieces.
Braid each of the 3 smaller pieces into a loaf.
Let rise (2 loafs per cookie sheet).
Brush with mixture of Egg Yolk and Water; Sprinkle with a small amount of S=
ugar.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
Makes 4 small loaves - I usually make 2 larger ones instead of 4 small ones=
.
This is one of those breads that really doesn't need anything on
it....Try it a couple times without butter or jam or anything -- only
with coffee!
If you don't eat it all in a timely fashion, it makes excellent bread
pudding too!
Grace and Peace,
  `tim
--
Rev. Tim TenClay
Dunningville Reformed Church (www.dunningville.org)
Knots & More Tatting Supplies (www.knotsandmore.com) NATA #253
Personal Blog:http://www.tenclay.org/blog


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