As a 3rd generation Norwegian-American family, Christmas just wasn't Christmas without Grandma's Julekage filling the house with the aroma of cardamom and fresh-baked bread. Several years ago I decided to modify the recipe so I could use my bread machine, and the family has enjoyed having this wonderful bread more easily available. I don't just make it for Christmas anymore! Freshly toasted and slathered with butter ... Nothing better! This makes a 1 1/2 to 2 lb. loaf.