For the last recipe of this year what a lovely choice than the Finnish Pulla. Very simple, very tasty, for me it’s perfect for breakfast, lightly toasted with butter or a nice orange marmalade…. Just a piece of tenderness to finish the year beautifully!

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Cardamom gives a lightly spicy flavour, so discrete but presents to give something more…

I followed the recipe but I just made a little change: I incorporated the butter not melted but in small pieces at the end, just after adding all flour, and I kneaded not to 10 min. but 20 min. to incorporate the butter well. I think it gives more lightness, and a less dense result.7

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You will find the recipe on the blog of Erin of The Daily Morsel. And of course in Dorie’s book “Baking with Julia” p106. To see what the other members thought of the Finnish Pulla, visit the BWJ website.

I wish you a merry Christmas and see you next year for plenty of lovely new J. Childs' recipes and many others!!!