Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baking Finnish Pulla

To take to the cottage last weekend I baked some Pulla. It is a braided coffee "bread" that every Finnish household seems to have as a staple that is served with coffee. It goes with coffee like ketchup on fries. It has slightly ground cardamon seeds in it for flavour and some raisins.

I cheat and use my bread machine these days for the dough. It REALLY rose.

Then I let it rise, divide it into 2 groups of 3 and braid each, rise, bake and thats it.
It can also be twisted or knotted into a danish style shape and baked. Then a little jam is spooned in the little crevises and a loose icing drizzled over....
If I had some left over....I could share.... Judi xoxo

12 comments:

Julie said...

Did you get the recipe out of your Finnish cookbook or offline??? I really need a good recipe...my cardemom is waiting ready!!!
xoxo- Julie

Marilyn said...

That looks so good. You are a great baker. I know you have had a ball at the cottage. Cooking bread is just fun to me. Enjoy your week.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG, that looks so good!
It's pretty to look at and I bet it taste's just awesome!
Cindy

Lorrie said...

Mmmmm Judi, this sounds good. I love to bake. How great that you get weekends at the lake to look forward to. Enjoy your coffee and pulla while you're there.

Janean said...

it looks so perfect, it doesn't look real....bet it tastes yummy!!!!

Shelia said...

Morning, Judi! OH, how gorgeous your bread looks! I'm so impressed! I haven't made homemade bread in forever. Yum!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Judi
That bread looks so good. I would love to try some.
I loved seeing the view of the lake from your cottage and all your pretty flowers. Hope you can spend lots more time there now it's summer.
Thanks for the birthday wishes you sent Jessica. She loved heaing from you.
Lindsay
x

SmilingSally said...

I can almost smell the goodness, Judi.

I like your new Spring header too!

I'm feeling fine again--no more sick me! Thanks for asking.

Theresa said...

YUM! Love it! Enjoy your day! HUGS!

Libby said...

That looks beautiful and yummmy!!!

JEANNE said...

Hi Judi, you are right much to my regret. I never get around to visit everyone I would like. I am so happy you commented today.

I love the look of that bread. I have a bread maker too. I would love to try making your bread. Could you share the recipe or is it a family secret? smile.

Hugs, Jeanne

Judi said...

Julie and Jeanne
I will email you the recipe to use with a bread machine on Sunday.
have a great weekend.
Judi