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This Scandinavian holiday bread is filled with candied fruit, raisins and almonds.
Dissolve yeast in warm water in bowl. Add
flour, milk, candied fruit, raisins, almonds, sugar, 1/4 cup butter, egg, salt, cardamom and lemon zest. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place into greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place 1 1/2 hours or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
Punch down dough; shape into round loaf. Place into greased 9-inch round cake pan. Brush top of dough with melted butter. Cover; let rise 1 hour or until double in size.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan immediately. Cool completely.
Stir together powdered sugar and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Spread over bread. Garnish with candied cherries, if desired..
Dietary Fiber: 1g
I was determined to try the recipe before making it for my family at Christmas. Lacked a couple ingredients so I substituted currents for candied fruit and half and half for the milk. It was absolutely great! It is a dense loaf.....don't under bake it. I will make it again....and I may even make the same substitutions next time.
My wife and I loved this bread. We ate the entire loaf in two days (must diet after Christmas). Second loaf is now in the oven.
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