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Cardamom Bread, Wisconsin Style

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Cardamom Bread, Wisconsin Style

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Cardamom Bread, Wisconsin Style

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Dean Schmitz's version of Alfred Lunt's cardamom bread. Erika L. Kent/Ten Chimneys Foundation hide caption

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Dean Schmitz's version of Alfred Lunt's cardamom bread.

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Theater star Alfred Lunt enjoyed taking center stage in his kitchen from time to time. One of his specialities was cardamom bread.

Dean Schmitz, executive chef at Andrew's restaurant at the Delafield Hotel in Waukesha County, Wisc. That's not far from Ten Chimneys, the Northwoods home Lunt shared with his equally famous wife, actress Lynn Fontanne.

Schmitz, urged on by Wisconsin native Jacki Lyden, demonstrates how he makes the braided, egg-glazed treat.

Recipes from Alfred Lunt

Alfred Lunt shows off a fresh loaf of cardamom bread. Ten Chimneys Foundation hide caption

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Alfred Lunt shows off a fresh loaf of cardamom bread.

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Two recipes from Alfred Lunt, and you're ready for a satisfying country breakfast: Cardamom bread and coffee.

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