Finnish Pulla Bread Recipe

Looking for an easy Finnish Pulla Bread recipe? Learn how to make Finnish Pulla Bread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by theresamh

Makes 36 servings



A uniqe bread with a sweet flavor that makes a wonderful holiday gift? It takes about 4 hours to make, so allow yourself plenty of time."

Recipe Ingredients for Finnish Pulla Bread

2 cups milk
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/4 ounce active dry yeast
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
4 eggs, beaten
9 cups flour (all purpose)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons white sugar

Recipe Directions for Finnish Pulla Bread

  1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm.

  2. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the lukewarm milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, 4 eggs, and enough flour to make a batter (approximately 2 cups). Beat until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add about 3 cups of the flour and beat well; the dough should be smooth and glossy in appearance. Add the melted butter or margarine, and stir well. Beat again until the dough looks glossy. Stir in the remaining flour until the dough is stiff.

  3. Turn out of bowl onto a floured suface, cover with an inverted mixing bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes. Knead the dough until smooth and satiny. Place in a lightly greased mining bowl, and turn the dough to grease the top. Cover with a clean dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down, and let rise again until almost doubled.

  4. Turn out again on to a floured surface, and divide into 3 parts. Divide each third into 3 again. Roll each piece into a 12 to 16 inch strip. Braid 3 strips into a loaf. You should get 3 large braided loaves. Lift the braids onto greased baking sheets. Let rise for 20 minutes.

  5. Brush each loaf with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

  6. Bake at 400 degrees F ( 205 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Check occasionally because the bottom burns easily.

Categories

Breads, Dessert, Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 64.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
177
Calories from Fat
33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.7g
6%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Sodium
98mg
4%
Potassium
67mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
30.8g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
7.0g
Protein
4.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
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