Swedish Coffee Bread Recipe for Breakfast

This simple and easy to make Swedish coffee bread recipe is a Christmas tradition in Sweden. They serve this delicious bread with coffee along with Swedish meatballs and other delicious goodies on Christmas evening.

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Swedish Coffee Bread Recipe for Breakfast

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Swedish Coffee Bread Recipe for Breakfast
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This simple and easy to make Swedish coffee bread recipe is a Christmas tradition in Sweden. They serve this delicious bread with coffee along with Swedish meatballs and other delicious goodies on Christmas evening.
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This simple and easy to make Swedish coffee bread recipe is a Christmas tradition in Sweden. They serve this delicious bread with coffee along with Swedish meatballs and other delicious goodies on Christmas evening.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
6 15minutes 50minutes 1:30hours
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50minutes 1:30hours
Nutrition Facts
Swedish Coffee Bread Recipe for Breakfast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1308 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 178mg 59%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 379mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 228g 76%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 105g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 17%
Iron 45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Nutrition Facts
Swedish Coffee Bread Recipe for Breakfast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1308 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 178mg 59%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 379mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 228g 76%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 105g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 17%
Iron 45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Instructions
Make the Dough:
  1. Put milk into a small saucepan and heat on medium heat until steamy (but not boiling). Remove from heat. Stir in the butter and sugar until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved. Pour into a mixing bowl. Mix in yeast mixture and egg.
  2. Mix in salt and cardamom. Slowly add in 2 cups of the flour. After the first two cups of flour gradually add more flour until a soft dough starts to form a ball and pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead dough for 7 to 10 minutes until smooth, OR use a dough hook in a stand-up mixer and knead the dough, that way for 7 to 10 minutes, adding more flour as needed to keep the dough from being too sticky. Note that the dough should remain soft, so take care not to add too much flour.
Let the Dough Rise:
  1. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, covered with a clean tea-towel or with plastic wrap. Let rise for an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  2. At this point, you can make a simple braided bread if you want (2 loaves), by punching the dough down, dividing the dough in half, and then divide each half into three equal parts, roll the dough pieces into ropes, braid them, and tuck the ends under.
  3. Or you can get more fancy, which is what we've done here, with a filling, and forming the dough into a wreath shape. The following directions are for the wreath form.
Make the Wreath Form:
  1. Press the dough down to deflate it a bit. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Take one part (saving the other for wreath number 2) and use your fingers to spread it into an 8-inch by 16-inch rectangle on a lightly floured, clean, flat surface.
  2. If you are having difficulty getting the dough to keep its shape, just do what you can and let it sit for 5 minutes before trying again. Like pizza dough, the dough needs time to relax while you are forming it.
  3. Brush the dough with melted butter, leaving at least a half-inch border on the edges so the dough will stick together when rolled. Mix together the brown and white sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle the dough with half of the mixture (saving the other half for the second batch of dough).
  4. Sprinkle on more fillings, as you like, such as raisins, slivered almonds, or almond paste. You could even sprinkle on some cream cheese for a creamier filling.
  5. Carefully roll the dough up lengthwise, with the seam on the bottom. Carefully transfer to a greased baking sheet. Form a circle with the dough on the baking sheet, connecting the ends together.
  6. Using scissors, cut most of the way through the dough, cutting on a slant. Work your way around the dough circle. After each cut, pull out the dough segment either to the right or to the left, alternating as you go around the circle. The dough circle will look like a wreath when you are done.
  7. Repeat steps 5, 7, and 8 with the rest of the dough, to form a second wreath.
The Second Rise:
  1. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and set in a warm area for a second rise. Let rise for about 40 minutes to an hour; the dough should again puff up in size.
Bake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk together the egg yolks and cream. Use a pastry brush to brush over the dough. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. After the first 15 minutes of baking, if the top is getting well browned, tent with some aluminum foil.
  2. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Whisk together powdered sugar and water to create a final glaze (optional). Add more water if the glaze is too thick to drizzle, add more powdered sugar if the glaze is too runny. Drizzle the glaze in a back and forth motion over the pastry.
Recipe Notes

Serve and Enjoy with your family.


Written by Sarah

I am a nutritionist and instructor at several places about food and Health. I love food and along with food I am also health conscious. After doing a lot of research on food and health, I started blogging about these things to increase and share my knowledge about Food and Health with all Food lovers.

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