Golden Sweet Coffee Bread Mix

Our Golden Sweet Coffee Bread Mix makes a lovely, tender dough, perfect for baking into a simple loaf for toast, or to braid into a decorative bread. For traditional Swedish coffee bread flavor, add 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom. Or use the dough as is to make cinnamon rolls.

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To shape the dough into a braid:

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1) Prepare the dough up through its first rise. Gently deflate it, and divide it into three pieces.
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2) Gently roll each piece into a 14” log.
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3) Line the pieces up, side by side, on a parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Bring an outside piece into the center.
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4) Bring the piece on the other side into the center.
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5) Continue alternating bringing the sides into the center until you reach the end of the loaf.
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6) Seal the end with your fingers.
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7) Seal the opposite end with your fingers, as well.
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8) Allow the finished braid to rise before baking.
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9) To finish the bread as pictured on the mix package, drizzle with glaze (recipe below), and sprinkle with toasted chopped nuts, which you’ve salted lightly.

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) confectioners’ or glazing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream or half and half
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

Stir the ingredients together, adding additional sugar or cream to adjust the consistency. Drizzle glaze over the cooled loaf.