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.

Linking up with:

Feathered Nest Friday


  1. oh, yum. and how very sweet. :)

  2. PLEASE SEND ME THE RECIPE...apron tied on, flour sifted..bread bowl ready :-)

    1. Brenda, you are a no-reply blogger! I can't reply to you. If you see this, email me with your info so I can send you the recipe. :)

  3. THAT is how fond memories are made. Looks delicious.

  4. It is gorgeous! But not too gorgeous to eat! I'd love the recipe too... and a sample :-)

  5. what a lucky lucky person to be on the receiving end of a gift like this!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, and I'm thrilled a teenager was in the kitchen learning to bake a family treat! Enjoy a slice or two for me:@)

  7. Tina, that is the most beautiful sight. How golden and sweet it looks and I'm sure it tastes that way too. My mom used to bake bread and I loved it but never quite got the knack for it. My daughter even gave me a bread maker and still I finally sold it at a garage sale. What a shame, right? Do you ever think of renting Magoo out??..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  8. Oh my grandmother used to make this wonderful I can almost smell and taste it. Thank you. Hug B

  9. What?
    There are people that don't eat bread?
    I don't believe it lol - I can almost smell this baking also ( I have never baked a loaf of bread in my life - but my Mom did )
    Looks delicious -

  10. If it's good enough for your belly it's good enough for mine, so I'm pinning it.

  11. It looks delicious! One of the nurses that I worked with used to bring in coffee bread like yours and share with us. Yum! And how nice for you that your hubby makes it!

  12. looks delicious! so sweet of you to share the recipe. :)

  13. Oh yummm! (Is one of these lovely loaves on it's way to me?? Want some!) Baked goods....the perfect enhancement to any marriage!! LOL!

  14. looks yummy-pinning:) anni is a lucky girl!

  15. That looks so much like the Finnish Pulla sweet bread that my mom makes. It's so delicious with tea, or dipped in chocolate milk.Yummy!!!! A childhood delicacy that I still enjoy. I'm not a bread baker, but I am definitely a bread feaster.

  16. YUMMY!! I want to send my kids to that school! I wonder if they are still accepting applicants and if I could pry those darn phones out of their PINNING

  17. Such great family memories...and that bread looks so delicious! Lucky you having your own bakers handy!

  18. Oh, I have NO problem eating bread!! Yum! :)

  19. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!



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