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easy peasy nisu

I absolutely love this time of year, because after such a hot summer and NOT wanting to bake, cook or for that matter turn the oven on for ANYTHING, I'm in heaven!  I love making nisu but don't like the work it entails in making it.  I've been meaning to try this bread machine nisu recipe for so long and finally I made it.  It turned out great and I ended up making two loaves.  What I like about making two loaves is....

you can add frosting...


Nisu loaves

or not.

Nisu loaf

Bread Machine Nisu

1 can evaporated milk

3 eggs, slightly beaten

5 c. flour

1/4 c. sugar ( I used honey)

1 tsp cardamom ( I freshly ground mine)

1/2 tsp. salt

2-1/4 tsp. yeast

1/4 c. oil


Put on dough cycle.  On a slightly oiled surface form into a 20 inch loaf.  Rise.  Bake at 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.

I have a couple of tweaks with this recipe.  I used honey instead of sugar and I freshly ground my cardamom.  Since we both love cardamom I added more, and next time I'll add even more, it just wasn't quite enough for us.  Since I added honey it seemed much more sticky than it should be so I added a bit more flour, probably about 1/4 cup more.

Okay, I need to confess, I was a bit confused looking at the recipe while the dough was rising and thought hmmmmmmmmm....A 20 inch loaf????  Again I have to confess, I've never seen a 20 inch loaf of nisu, I've only seen it made into braided loaves or rolls.  So, looking at the dough that I just took out of the bread machine, I thought that is going to be a big loaf of nisu if I braid it, so I made two loaves out of it.  They are a bit smaller than my other recipe that I normally use, but they taste just as yummy!

Alright, I hope you're not tired of these food posts I've been doing.

Sorry if you are, but I'm in HEAVEN!