Swedish Bread Recipe

By David J. Stewart

Swedish BreadThis is an authentic tasting Swedish bread that is easy to make.

Recipe Ingredients:

Mix butter, sugar, salt, and milk in a large bowl and let cool until lukewarm. Stir the yeast into the warm water and let it sit for about 5 minutes, then add it, the applesauce, and 3 cups of flour into the milk mixture. Mix vigorously. Add 3 more cups of flour and mix well.

Knead the dough for a minute or two on a floured surface, let it rest for about 10 minutes, and then knead until it is smooth and elastic. Put dough in large buttered bowl and let rise until it has doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Punch the dough and then divide into 6 pieces. Stretch and roll the pieces into ropes of equal length. Make into 2 braids, pinching the ropes together at the start of each. Put them in a warm dry place and let them rise until they've doubled again, then brush them with a little soymilk and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.

I liked this bread a lot. It was very soft and buttery and it looked really pretty when it was baked. It's done if it sounds hollow when you tap on it. It doesn't taste appley at all.