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Finnish Cardamom Bread (Nisu)

Recipe photo courtesy of Mikkel Vang

Serve this rich braided sweet bread with salted butter, fruity jam, and lots of hot coffee. Spiced with cardamom and sprinkled with pearl sugar and almonds, it's a showstopper--just right for a weekend breakfast.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2019
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  • delightart217112
    19 APR, 2019
    Another Finn - seems like a delicious cake-like bread, but definitely not authentic pulla. Prefer the traditional family recipe.
  • rt2finn
    28 FEB, 2019
    A Finn here: I would not call this a Finnish recipe. "Nisu" indicates that it is from the Finnish American tradition. Real, authentic Finnish "pulla" or in this case "mantelipitko" does not include evaporated milk at all, but uses milk. Your recipe initially reads like a cake recipe (beat eggs and sugar until pale, etc.), and real pulla is done like bread. Good try, but I will make pulla the traditional Finnish way.
    • MS10970387
      16 MAR, 2019
      I Love Martha! I’m a Fan for 30 Years, This FINNISH 🇫🇮 “ Kahvi Pulla” was NOT the way We Finns Bake it. We Don’t use “evaporated” It’s The Real Thing MILK ! I don’t know where You got this Recipe? but it’s Not by a FINN. And Please ! 🙏 Add More Cardamum and Butter 😊 Happy ☕️ Time from a FINN
    • amygoodman3458015
      10 MAR, 2019
      Agree with rt2finn.

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