December 3, 2014

Swedish Coffee Bread- Magoo Bakes!

There are certain baked goods that have enhanced my marriage to Magoo.
His grandmother's Swedish Coffee Bread would be one of them.
The other is her Swedish Crumb Cake.

Our little baker niece, Anni, was schooled in Magoo's baking class last summer.

Beautiful, hmm?
There is no coffee in the bread, it's meant to be enjoyed with your coffee.
And I'll tell you...I do.
The aroma of cardamom pods being ground travels throughout the house
and I am very impatient waiting for the dough to rise- twice.
This bread is well worth the wait.

Some say too pretty to eat.

Not I, dear friends.

It's a gorgeous bread to wrap in a pretty linen and give to someone special.

Like me.

As you can probably guess, this loaf was definitely going to me.
Straight into my bellllllly!
I LOVE this sweet bread.

For all of you who can't eat/don't eat/won't eat bread-
my heart breaks for you.

Anni and Magoo make a fine baking team.
There wasn't a crumb leftover.

Grab a child during the holidays and teach them to bake a family recipe.
They will love it, I promise you.
(After you pry that iPhone out of their tightly clenched little hands.)

The reward is sweet and in more ways than one.

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