Loved reading all about cardamom. Yes, I've tasted it before, but not in anything as good looking as that sweet bread. I may have to see if I can make that someday. Wait...I have a better idea...YOU make it, and invite me over!
Good article, Jan. Lots of information and good recipes. It's a pretty plant too. I've never seen a picture of it before.
I want to come over with Nap for some of that bread. My grandmother made a sweet bread that looked just like that and probably was the same thing. She always used cardamom in her baked goods, and Russia's not that far from Finland.
It felt good to have my hands in dough. I have a bread machine and haven't kneaded anything in a long time. I'm thinking about trying this out in the machine on the dough cycle. We'd probably have it more often. and you have to eat it fast, darn it, or it gets stale ;0)