Norwegian Christmas Bread or JulekakeFrom lor 8 years ago
- 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups all purpose flour shopping list
- 2 pkgs. active dry yeast shopping list
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom shopping list
- 1-1/4 cups milk shopping list
- 1/2 cup sugar shopping list
- 1/3 cup margarine or butter shopping list
- 1/2 tsp salt shopping list
- 1 egg shopping list
- 1 cup currants or raisins shopping list
- 1/2 cup chopped candied red &/or green cherries shopping list
- 1/2 cup diced candied citron or mixed candied fruits and peel shopping list
- 1 egg shopping list
- 1 tablespoon water shopping list
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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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.!!peetabear in mid-hudson valley loved it
I added this to another group!organicmama in loved it
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.dottiet in Woodward loved it