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viragoea

old swedish recipe book

My Mother gave me a Swedish cookbook in the late 70s.  It had a colorful shiny color photo on the front of herring in a jar.  It also had the best cardamon bread recipe in it.  The recipes were written in metrics.  Does anyone happen to have this book or the recipe from this book?

thank, Enid

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humla

Hello Enid,

 

Could you tell me a bit more about your bread?  Shape? On the sweet side?

I don't have this particular cook book, but I do have several Swedish cookery books as well as an imported husband ;) I have a number of recipes for breads with this ingredient, so perhaps I can help.

 

humla 

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viragoea

Hi humla,

It's swedish cardamon bread.  It have very little sugar (maybe 1 tbls) in the bread, but before it bakes you wash the top with a beaten egg and sprinkle on sugar and chopped almonds.  I think they braided it, but I've made it into rolls, round and straight braids.

I appreciate any help you can give... Enid