Cardamom Braids


  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • ¼ cup lukewarm water


  • 2 cup warm milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 7 to 8 cups white flour

Mix & knead until elastic. Let rise twice. Divide dough in half, divide each half into thirds, shape into 13 inch rope. Place 3 ropes on a greased baking sheet, braid ropes, pinch ends to seal. Bake when risen at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.

This recipe is also good for making rolls; instead of making ropes, roll dough into golf ball sized lumps, let rise, and then bake.

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