Cardamom Bread {No Knead} #TwelveLoaves

Feb 21, 2013 by

I realized that after the initial excitement, and few failures ( just that one time when I didn’t activate my yeast and my dough didn’t rise) in bread making thus far, the entire process has become quite relaxing. Therapeutic, if you will. The process of gathering the ingredients, weighing, measuring, proofing yeast… I could get used to this. With my new-found appreciation for bread making, I have found a few groups dedicated to the love and art of baking bread. As often as I can, I will be linking up my bread recipes and seeing what other food bloggers are creating in their ovens. Making bread is truly a beautiful thing.

Todays bread was quite interesting. We ate it happily. But it had a taste that I was not familiar with. I’ve had cardamom in recipes before, but this was just different. The process was easy since I’ve been using the Kindle eBook called Easy Fabulous Bread Making. Total success thus far. I’m sure if I made this bread again and had people try it, they would be clouded with mystery as to whats in it :-)


Cardamom Bread


Cardamom Bread {No Knead} #TwelveLoaves

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tsp ACtive Dry Yeast
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour


  1. Proof your yeast
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, cardamom, and salt
  3. In a medium bowl, combine wet ingredients: milk, egg, apple sauce and honey
  4. Add the proofed yeast into the wet ingredients.
  5. Using a spoon or mixer, thoroughly combine the wet ingredients into the dry until incorporated
  6. Refrigerate in a bowl for 8 hours up to 5 days
  7. ***When ready to bake***
  8. Preheat oven to 350F
  9. On a well floured surface, place dough and fold under a few times. Shape into a loaf and place in a well oiled loaf pan. Cover and allow to rise for about 30 minutes or so.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes
  11. Allow to rest in the pan for 30 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing


From The Kindle eBook "Easy Fabulous Bread Making. A collection of quick, no knead, homemade bread recipes"


Working with this dough was tricky. The dough was quite sticky and I needed to have a floured surface in order to be able to manipulate it and form a loaf. It got quite messy in the process but its all a part of the deal, isn’t it. I deviated from the instructions just a bit so that I could really get my hands in there. I think I need an apron. And perhaps a bakers hat too.


Cardamom Bread Prep


I was eager to get this bread out of the oven. I had to know what this bread tasted like. The smell was interesting enough – I wanted a slice!


Cardamom Bread-7

Cardamom Bread, fresh out the oven


After the sticky dough, and the intense curiosity – the texture of this bread was awesome – soft and light. The aroma… like something I’ve never tried. Excellent with butter.


Cardamom Bread2

Cardamom Bread


This is my contribution to the February 2013 #TwelveLoaves challenge. Lora of Cake Duchess created this awesome group where the participants bake according to the theme for the month. This month’s theme is open, so members can bake whatever they like. What an awesome adventure. And what a great way to get baking! I can’t wait to go proof some yeast and bake something.


Would you like to join the #TwelveLoaves group? Here’s how!

1. When you post your Twelve Loaves bread on your blog, make sure that you mention the Twelve Loaves challenge in your blog post; this helps us to get more members as well as share everyone’s posts.
Please make sure that your Bread is inspired by the theme!
2. Please link your post to the linky tool at the bottom of my blog. It must be a bread baked to the Twelve Loaves theme. 
3. Have your Twelve Loaves bread that you baked this February, 2013 posted on your blog by February 28, 2013.


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  1. I will most definitely be making this tomorrow! My husband loves anything that involves cardamom, so when I find a recipe that uses it, I have to try it. This bread looks amazing.
    Katie Clark recently posted..Freezer Ready Breakfast BurritosMy Profile

  2. What a lovely bread Lyn! I have some cardamom pods in my pantry. I wonder if I could grind them down to use in this bread. It sounds so interesting. And what a flavor it must have.
    Renee recently posted..Kiss of Light MargaritaMy Profile

  3. You´re on a roll Lyn (pun intended)! It looks like white bread but with the honey, applesauce and cardamom I bet it tastes very different. I love cardamom and honey so it´s so my kind of white bread.
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Whole Wheat Mountain Bread #TwelveLoavesMy Profile

  4. I think bread making is relaxing, too! Actually, I think all baking is relaxing, much more so than regular cooking for me (which is weird, I suppose, since it requires a good degree of precision and whatnot).

    This bread looks lovely! I am intrigued by the applesauce and the cardamom in it…
    Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out recently posted..Easy Meaty Spaghetti SauceMy Profile

  5. Ahhh yes making bread is super therapeutic :) I love the cardamom bread, I bet it smells so amazing
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..Walkers Shortbread Recipe Challenge & Walkers Shortbread GIVEAWAY!My Profile

  6. Egg makes this bread look very pretty with its soft yellow colour! The recipe sounds simple and easy too. I had a routine to bake a loaf of bread every week so it would be a good timing to get back to that with this recipe! Thank you for the detailed shots.
    goboroot recently posted..Good Pumpkin Bread & Things from Our PantryMy Profile

  7. I just bought a jar of cardamom because my baker friend told me I MUST have it in the house. Truth be told, I had no idea what to do with it until I saw your beautiful bread. Thanks for sharing. Your timing was perfect!
    Jeanne (NanaBread) recently posted..Sweets Week: Retro Raspberry Divinity & a sweet little giveaway for bakersMy Profile

  8. Such a delicious and flavorful bread! Nothing smells better than homemade bread…beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing!
    Sandra’s Easy Cooking recently posted..Korean Marinated Beef Stew – Bulgogi JungolMy Profile

  9. A gorgeous loaf, Lyn. I love that it has cardamom in it. I have about a dozen pods just waiting for me to do something with them. This is what I will do…bake this delicious bread. I love that it is no-knead and now I have to download that e-book on my Kindle:) Thanks for baking with the #TwelveLoaves group:)
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