How to make it

  • In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups of flour, yeast and cardamon.
  • In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, margarine and salt.
  • Heat and stir just until warm (120 -130 degrees) and margarine is almost melted.
  • Add milk mixture to flour mixture.
  • Add one egg.
  • Beat with electric mixer on low 30 seconds.
  • Scrape sides of bowl continually.
  • Beat on high for 3 minutes.
  • Use a wooden spoon and stir in raisins, cherries and candied fruit and as much of the remaining flour as possible.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead in the remaining flour to make dough moderately stiff, but smooth and elastic.
  • This takes about 6 to 8 minutes total.
  • Shape into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl - turning once to grease surface.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size - about and hour and a half.
  • Punch dough down.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half.
  • Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Shape into two round loaves, place on greased cookie sheet(s), flatten to approximately 8" diameter.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost double.
  • This should take 45 to 60 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg and water together.
  • Brush onto loaves and bake them at 350 degreess for about 40 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
  • TIP: Cover loosely with foil after baking for 20 minutes to prevent over-browning.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Makes 2 loaves.
  • Loaves can be made ahead and frozen for up to six months.

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    " It was excellent "
    dottiet ate it and said...
    This is oh so great. My ex-mother-in-law was from Norway and I have missed her Christmas goodies. Thanks so much for the post. Got my 5.
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  • pleclare 12 years ago
    Haven't made this in years. Don't know where my recipe is. This is great
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    I added this to another group!
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  • dvisscher 12 years ago
    My husband will love this--I've been looking for a good recipe for this. Thanks so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    this was one of my favorite breads when I could eat wheat..Maybe someday I will beable to duplicate it with the Gluten-Free flours.!!
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