Julekake - Christmas Bread

READY IN: 10hrs 20mins
Recipe by KCShell

This recipe was marked with a big, red X so I am assuming this was the recipe that my grandmother used every Christmas. It came from a book called Norwegian Recipes, copyright 1947! I have not personally made this, but I ate plenty of it when I was a kid. Will start the tradition this year! It calls for letting dough sit out overnight in a warm place. I might mix early in the morning and then finish it by bedtime.

Top Review by Akita

Delicious. This is just as a julekake should be. My adaptions: Since no one likes the citron I swap them for apricots and chopped cranberries. I soaked the fruits while the dough was rising. Also I cut a bit on the flour to get an even richer bread. Made a great gift.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk with sugar and butter.
  2. Let milk mixture cool.
  3. Mix together flour and cardamom and dried yeast.
  4. Add flour mixture to milk mixture.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Cover dough with a clean cloth, let stand in a warm place overnight.
  7. In the morning, work raisins and chopped citron into the dough.
  8. Form into loaves.
  9. Let rise until doubled in bulk.
  10. Bake at 350*.
  11. 45 minutes or until done.

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