All Purpose Flour: 1.5 cups
Active Dry Yeast: 1.25 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Cardamom Powdered: 2tsp+
Melted Butter: 2tbsp
BrownSugar:as per taste
Orange Juice: 2tbsp+
In a cup mix together orange juice,water,honey ,1 tsp of cardamom powdered and little white sugar.Warm the mix a little as it has to work with yeast.In a big bowl mix together,flour,yeast,rest of the white sugar and salt.Blend well so that it is evenly mixed.Slowly add in (little by little)the wet mix of orange juice+water+honey+sugar and form into a dough.The dough can be a bit crumbly ,but if too crumbly knead on a powdered white sugar coated surface.What I did was I worked with three-fourth of the dough and then slowly incorporated the rest 1/4 to form a smooth soft dough.Cover and rest the dough in a warm place until doubled or risen a bit.Here I had a small problem-the dough didnot exactly double despite being kept for almost 2 hours.But still since it had risen a bit I worked on it.Keep aside the rest of the juice mix.
Once the dough is risen,pinch off bite sized pieces,and dip each piece into this butter-sugar-juice mix -make sure it is well coated-and keep in the prepared dish.Do so with all the pieces and keep them side by side.If you have more butter-juice mix,simply pour it on top the pieces.Sprinkle with more cardamom and then bake on a preheated oven at 350F for 30-32 minutes.
I used a bundt pan and the bread looked like this when inverted into a dish
Another look with pieces pulled apart....You can see the holes inside on opening a piece
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