Scandinavian Fruit Bread ( Julekage)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
45 mins

A delicious fruit bread, Great for toast. Recipe comes from Recipegoldmine.com. Time does not include time for rising.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixer bowl.
  2. Add milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, egg, shortening, raisins, citron and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.
  4. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  6. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  7. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up.
  8. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
  10. Punch dough down; shape into round loaf.
  11. Place in greased 9 inch-round pan.
  12. Brush top lightly with butter; let rise until about double, about 45 minutes.
  13. Preheat oven to 350°F, bake until loaf is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes.
  14. Brush with butter.
  15. Make glaze by mixing powdered sugar and water until smooth and the desired consistency.
  16. Spread glaze on top.
  17. Cool on wire rack.