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Finnish   -   Easter Bread   adapted from finnish cooking

Description
Ingredients
  • 2 Packages Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 3 Cups Milk -- scalded & cooled
  • 7 Cups White Flour
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Cardamom
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Peel
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Peel
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins -- chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds -- chopped
  • 1 Cup Butter -- melted
  • **Frosting**
  • 2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Cold Water
  • Almond Flavoring -- to taste
Directions 1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
2. Combien 2 cups of warm milk with yeast mixture.
3. Add 2 cups flour, beat until smooth.
4. Cover, let rise 45 minutes.
5. Beat egg yolks and sugar together until light & fluffy.
6. Add this mixture, and everything but butter, flour milk. beat.
7. Add milk & butter, beat, add flour slowly, stirring until stiff dough is formed.
8. Knead until smooth.
9. In bowl, grease top of dough, cover and let rise about 1 hour.
10. You can bake in 3 coffee cans, loaf pans, or 1 giant metal pail.
11. Fill pans 1/2 full, let rise until even with rim of pan.
12. Bake at 350*, 1 hour.
FROSTING
Combine all 3 ingredients, drizzle frosting on top of hot bread.
Serves 12
Time to Make 0:00



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