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                           SWEDISH CARDAMOM BRAID
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Low-Cal
                 Vegetarian                       Ethnic
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Active Dry Yeast
      1/2   c            Lukewarm Water (105 to 110
                         -degrees)
      1/2   c            Milk, scalded
      1/4   c            Sugar
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   c            Vegetable Oil
    1                    Egg
    3 1/2                To 4 c Flour
    1       t            Ground Cardamom
      1/2   c            Raisins, dark or golden
 
   Combine the yeast and the lukewarm water.  Let stand
   until dissolved.  Pour the hot milk over the sugar to
   dissolve it.  Pour the hot milk over the sugar to
   dissolve it. Add the salt and vegetable oil. Cool.
   
   Stir in the yeast mixture, egg, 3 cups of the flour
   and the cardamom into the sugar mixture. Add the
   raisins and extra flour. Beat until smooth. Turn the
   dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Knead until
   smooth and elastic.
   
   Transfer to a lightly-oiled bowl, cover with a damp
   towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled,
   about 1 hour.
   
   Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly-floured
   surface.  Divide into thirds. Roll each part into a
   10-inch-long strand. Braid loosely. Place on a
   lightly-oiled baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a
   warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
   
   Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
   
   Serves 12
   
   One Serving üalories: 121 Carbohydrates: 17 Protein:
   2 Fat: 5 Sodium: 94 Potassium: 89 Cholesterol: 23
   
   Exchange Value: 1 Bread Exchange + 1 Fat Exchange
   
   Source: Holiday Cookbook, American Diabetes
   Association, ISBN 0-13-024894-0, by Betty Wedman,
   M.S.,R.D.
  
 
 
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