Festive Julekage

Festive Julekage
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2 Reviews
This Scandinavian holiday bread is filled with candied fruit, raisins and almonds.
45 min
Prep Time
4:20
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Bread

1 (1/4-ounce) package
active dry yeast
1/4 cup
warm (105 to 115°F) water
3 1/4 To 3 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
3/4 cup
milk
2/3 cup
chopped mixed candied fruit
1/2 cup
golden raisins
1/3 cup
slivered almonds
1/4 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest

Glaze

1 cup
powdered sugar
(1 To 2 Tablespoons)
milk

Garnish

Candied cherries, if desired

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in bowl. Add 2 cupsflour, 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F.
  5. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan immediately. Cool completely.
  6. Stir together powdered sugar and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Spread over bread. Garnish with candied cherries, if desired..

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
27g
Protein
3g
Fat
4g
Sodium
80mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

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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