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Scandinavian Almond Bread

This is an easy to make and delicious moist bread with a hint of almond taste. Cardamom, a spice used in Scandinavian baking, is added to enhance the flavors. It is topped with True Cinnamon and sugar for just a little extra sweetness. This bread is perfect served with fresh berries for a really special snack or dessert.


1 cup granulated white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup milk

1 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp cardamom seed (powder)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup melted butter

Ingredients For Topping:

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/2 tsp True Cinnamon

1 Tblspn granulated white sugar

Confectioner's Sugar (optional- to sprinkle on cooled bread)

Beat sugar, egg, extracts, and milk in a mixing bowl. Add flour, cardamom, baking powder, butter and mix to combine. Pour this mixture into a prepared loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. (regular size or mini sized loaf pans). Mix together the True Cinnamon and the 1 Tblspn of sugar and sprinkle over the top of the bread. Next sprinkle the sliced almonds over the bread top. Bake the bread in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes for the regular loaf or about 25 minutes for the mini loaf pans. Bake until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean and the edges of the bread are golden brown. Cool the baked bread completely on a rack before cutting. Serve with confectioner's sugar sprinkled over the bread, if desired.

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