Finnish Nissua Recipe

Finnish Nissua Recipe
Photo Credit:
Finnish Nissua is a sweet bread prepared from cardamom. Learn how to make/prepare Finnish Nissua by following this easy recipe.
Finnish Nissua Recipe
Preparation Time 40 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 30
Calories Per Serving 216
  • 2 cups Milk
  • ½ cup Margarine
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 (0.25 oz) packages active dry Yeast
  • ½ cup Warm Water (110 °F/ 45 °C)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cardamom (ground)
  • 7½ cups Bread Flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Milk
How to make Finnish Nissua:
  • Pour milk in a small saucepan and heat it till it bubbles. Remove from heat.
  • Add margarine, white sugar and salt to the milk. Mix well to melt the ingredients.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm.
  • Combine yeast and warm water in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve the yeast. Let it stand for 10 minutes till it turns creamy.
  • Transfer the milk mixture into a large bowl.
  • Add eggs, 1½ cups bread flour, cardamom and yeast mixture. Beat the mixture well. Cover the bowl and allow it to stand for 20 to 30 minutes till it turns bubbly.
  • Add the remaining 6 cups of flour, ½ cup at a time. Beat well after each addition.
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead till it is smooth and supple, for about 8 minutes.
  • Oil a large bowl lightly. Place the dough into the bowl and turn to coat all the sides.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for about 1 hour till it has doubled in volume.
  • Transfer the dough back to the floured surface and divide it into 3 equal pieces.
  • Divide each piece into thirds.
  • Roll out the pieces between hands to form long logs.
  • Braid 3 pieces together to form a loaf.
  • Repeat with the other pieces.
  • Place the braided loaves on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Allow the loaves to rise for 40 minutes till they have nearly doubled.
  • Bake the loaves for 30 minutes till they turn golden brown.
  • Remove and transfer onto a wire rack. Cool them completely.
  • Take a small bowl and combine together butter and confectioners' sugar.
  • Add in vanilla extract and milk. Mix well to form frosting of spreadable consistency.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled bread.