Pulla - Finnish Coffee Cake

1 envelope of dry yeast
1 Cup of Scalded Milk - This can be done in the microwave oven
1 Tsp sugar

2 Eggs
1 Tsp salt
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Stick of melted butter
1 1/2 Tsps of ground cardemom

4 to 4 1/2 cups of bread flour

1 beaten egg
1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds


	Put the teaspoon of sugar in the milk after it has boiled
and is off the heat. Allow to cool to the touch and add the

	Beat two eggs and add them plus a teaspoon of salt, the
melted butter, 1/2 cup of sugar and cardemom.

	Now stir in the flour until you have a loose workable

	Knead the dough and set aside to rise - This can be done

	Take the dough, punch it down and split in two halves.

	With each half, cut into three pieces, roll into ropes
and braid as one loaf. You should now have two loaves.

	Let rise until doubled (about one hour) on a baking

	When risen, coat with the beaten egg and sprinkle with

	Place in a 400 oF oven for about thirty minutes.