Our Tuesdays with Dorie baking group is getting ready for the Holiday season Scandinavian style. Finnish Pulla is our last recipe for 2012!
The name sounds quite exotic, doesn’t it? Pulla is a sweet cardamom spiced bread that is traditionally braided, sprinkled with pearl sugar, and served for breakfast.
Instead of using white sugar in the dough I opted for Bob’s Red Mills date sugar. After I rolled the dough into a large rectangle, I sprinkled it with ½ cup dried cranberries, soaked overnight in Marsala wine, ½ cup almonds, orange zest. I rolled the dough and I cut it in half lengthwise and I braided the two strands.
We loved the cardamom kick! The bread reminds me of a traditional Easter bread that we make. Maybe this is why I have the feeling that Spring is around the corner although I am planning snowshoeing hikes and ski trips 🙂
Please visit Erin from The Daily Morsel who is hosting the recipe for this Finnish delight.
Wishing you a happy holiday season filled with peace, love, happiness, and delicious food wherever you might be!