Finnish Nissua Recipe

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  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 (.25 oz) packages active dry yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 7 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp milk


  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Stir in the margarine, sugar and salt until melted. Let cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour milk mixture into a large bowl. Beat in eggs, 1 1/2 cup flour, cardamom and yeast mixture. Cover and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly.
  3. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  4. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and then divide each piece into thirds. Roll out with your hands until the pieces are long enough to braid. Braid three pieces together to form a loaf; repeat twice to make three loaves. Place on lightly greased baking sheets and let rise for 40 minutes, until nearly doubled. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together butter and confectioners' sugar. Stir in vanilla and 2 teaspoons milk to make a spreadable frosting. Spread the frosting over the cooled bread.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2177.26 Kcal (9116 kJ)
Calories from fat 449.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49.99g 77%
Cholesterol 187.37mg 62%
Sodium 921.33mg 38%
Potassium 729.28mg 16%
Total Carbs 380.56g 127%
Sugars 124.92g 500%
Dietary Fiber 8.33g 33%
Protein 53.91g 108%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 14.8mg 82%
Calcium 291.7mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 283.84 Kcal (1188 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.52g 77%
Cholesterol 24.43mg 62%
Sodium 120.11mg 38%
Potassium 95.07mg 16%
Total Carbs 49.61g 127%
Sugars 16.28g 500%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 33%
Protein 7.03g 108%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 16%
Iron 1.9mg 82%
Calcium 38mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 46.9
  • 58

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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