Finnish Pulla Bread

finnish-pulla-bread-recipe

Happy Weekend everyone :) Finally I have a weekend of and I am celebrating it with (hopefully) a lot of crafting and baking. I made this finnish pulla bread a little while ago and now it’s time to show you guys. I am a big fan of scandinavian recipes and this pulla bread is great for a sweet breakfast or some afternoon coffee.

pulla-bread

You’ll need:

  • 250ml milk
  • 30 g yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom
  • 2 eggs
  • 700g all purpose flour
  • 100g butter
  • 50g raisins
  • 30g chopped almonds

For your finnish pulla bread you start by warming the milk. Then put the warm milk in a bowl and carefully add the yeast into it. Then you can add salt, sugar, cardamom and 3/4 of the eggs (the eggs should be scrambled first). Add some of the flour to the mixture and stir it. As a next step you can add the rest of the flour and the butter to the bowl and beat it until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with a dishtowel and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.  The dough should be almost doubled by then. Now preheat the oven to 390 degrees (200 Grad).

Turn your pulla dough out onto a floured surface and add the raisins to the dough. Now divide the dough into three pieces and roll each one of it to a 19 inch strip (50cm). Then you can braid the three pieces into the bread loaf. Lift your loaf onto a baking sheet . Coat it with the rest of the eggs, the chopped almonds and a little bit of sugar. Bake your finnish pulla bread for about 30 minutes. And there you go! Hyvää ruokahalua!

pulla-bread-recipe

homemade-pulla-bread

I really hope I can pull off more blogging in the next week, but for now I am just enjoying the rest of my friday evening. Hope you guys to the same thing! :)

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