Finnish Festive Wreath

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Appears in
The Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook

By Jennie Shapter

Published 2010

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This traditional sweet bread, enriched with egg and delicately scented with saffron and cardamom, is called pulla in its native Finland. For festive occasions, elaborately shaped versions of the bread, like this pretty wreath, are prepared.


  • 5 ml/1 tsp saffron threads
  • 200 ml/7


  1. Place the saffron threads in a small mixing bowl. Heat half of the milk in a small pan, pour it over the saffron and leave to infuse (steep) until the milk is at room temperature.

  2. Pour the saffron milk into the bread machine pan,