Well, challenge accepted! Since the wedding, we've used the bread machine three times in the traditional sense, and once more over the holidays to help knead the dough for Cardamom Bread before we braided it and put it in the oven. Now, when I say "we" I mean Bob - he's been quite the bread connoisseur.
When the dough was ready, Bob rolled them out into three parts and we braided it onto a greased cookie sheet.
Letting it double in size under dish towels for 30 minutes, and a quick brushing with an egg wash and a sprinkling of sugar (use sugar in the raw if available), we threw it in the oven at 350 for about 40 minutes.
We can't find the exact recipe used that day, but here's a link to a similar Cardamom Bread that sounds just wonderful.
In just a couple hours, a tasty treat we devoured that evening. Yum.