Christmas Farmhouse White Bread with Cardamom

Christmas Farmhouse White Bread with Cardamom

Cardamom is certainly a Christmas smell to me. I love the deepness of the aroma and it has a warming effect of me. This is a great bread.

Christmas Farmhouse White Bread with Cardamom
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Serves: 2 large loaves
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
  • 3 cups whole grain flour
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
Instructions
  1. In a WonderMix mixer, combine all of the ingredients in the order listed. Mix until combined, and let it knead for 6 minutes.
  2. Divide into two loaves, or make one large one if desired.
  3. Take the dough for the loaf and divide that into three equal pieces and roll into three long "logs", about 12 inches long.
  4. Braid together and place in a loaf pan or on a lined sheet tray.
  5. Place loafs in a preheated 400 degree oven, and then immediately drop temperature to 325 degrees.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.