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3 1/4 c. milk
2 pkg. dry yeast
3 beaten eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
12 cardamon seeds, shelled and crushed
1/2 c. butter
12 c. flour

Scald the milk and cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add yeast, eggs, sugar, salt, seeds and butter to the lukewarm milk. Add 12 cup sifted flour, 2 cups at a time, until smooth. Place on floured board, using 1/2 to 1 cup additional flour.

Knead thoroughly until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk. Punch down and let rise again. Divide in 12 pieces and braid. Makes 4 braided loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.


6 tbsp. hot coffee
6 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. butter

Combine and brush over hot loaves.
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