Tuesday, December 18, 2012

TWD-Finnish Pulla

This will be short and sweet as I am in the midst of baking Christmas cookies.  I was anxious to try this recipe because it looked so pretty in the picture and I have never made braided bread before.  I made this in a hurry and found it fairly simple.  I would have liked to have had more time to do a tighter and more precise braid, but overall I really liked it.  I liked the sweet flavor of the bread and I thought that the book gave a good recipe tip not to over bake it because I could see this becoming dry quickly.  I did not spring for the cardamon as the night before I made this my car was towed costing me $218 to retrieve it.  So cardamon was part of the budget cuts so as not to fall off a Christmas fiscal cliff.

Happy Holidays to all and here's to baking in 2013!

9 comments:

Julia said...

Ha! I hear you on the price of cardamom. I love the stuff, but it certainly puts a dent in one's grocery budget. Your loaf looks great though and I'm sure it was still delicious. I was thinking it would have been great with lemon zest and cinnamon.

Teresa said...

Car towing is such a bother and so expensive!

Your braid turned out really well.

Gretchen Noelle @ Provecho Peru said...

Lovely bread! Sorry about the car though. Hope your Christmas cookies turned out well!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Your bread turned out really well. I found the braiding a bit of a challenge.
I had heard that ground cardamom was really expensive. I was lucky to find the whole pods in a bulk food store and it cost under a dollar for about 20 pods. And I used about 10 pods for this recipe. I liked crushing the seeds, as the smell was wonderful.

Catherine said...

Your bread looks great and the car towing has me begging for the rest of the story! $218 Yikes! Blessings and Merry Christmas!

loavesandstitches said...

Your bread looks great to me! I did this on a big cookie baking day as well. It's that super busy time of year. So sorry to hear about your car. That is a big bummer for this time of year. I hope you have a happy holiday!

gfcelebration said...

Sorry to hear about your car. Hope all is well now. Your bread looks delicious.

Cathleen said...

This is a lovely loaf. Sorry your car was towed! Especially this time of year. Here is to better days ahead. ~Happy Holidays!

Marlise said...

Sorry to hear about your car expense. Bah humbug. Very nice looking bread loaf though. Happy Holidays.