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Pulla - sweet cardamom rolls and bread

March 2009 . April 2009

These delicious sweet buns are flavoured with crushed cardamom. As an experiment, I put apricot jam on top of two of the buns just before baking (apricot bun is on top right of photo).

Pulla (March 2009)

I decided to shape half the dough into buns and half into a 3-strand braided loaf and a 4 strand braided round loaf.

Pulla (March 2009)

The crumb is beautifully soft and moist. Absolutely delicious with or without extra butter! (The extra butter is really unnecessary!)

Pulla (March 2009)





Easter Celebrations: 2002 : 2006 : 2007 : 2008 : 2009 : 2010 : 2013

Hot Cross Buns

March 2009 . April 2009

We loved this bread so much that I decided to use cardamom bread dough to make hot cross buns rather than make our more traditional hot cross bun recipe. And to serve with Easter dinner, I baked a braided loaf.

Pulla (April 2009)

Just before baking, gently brush the shaped bread with cream. Put narrow strips of plain dough across each bun to form crosses. The dough for the crosses was a mixture of flour, water and a trace of salt. This was kneaded, left to rest for about 30 minutes, then rolled out thinly and julienned. (See Easter 2009's baked braided loaf here.)

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Pulla - sweet cardamom bread, rolls and hot cross buns

to blog from OUR kitchen: Pulla: Finnish Cardamom Bread (bookmarked recipe) ~ Hot Cross Cardamom Buns ~ Cardamom Bread for Easter

recipes from OUR kitchen: traditional hot cross buns ~ Sweet Saffron Rolls (Lucia Cats) ~ Challah







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