Scandinavian Christmas Fruit Bread (Julekage) Recipe

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in large mixer bowl. Add milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, egg, shortening, raisins, citron and 2 cups of the flour.
  • Beat on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.
  • Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
  • Punch dough down; shape into round loaf. Place in greased 9-inch round layer pan. Brush top lightly with butter; let rise until double, about 45 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake until loaf is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Brush with butter. Spread with Glaze. Cool on wire rack.
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar.
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water.
  • Mix confectioners' sugar and water until smooth and of desired consistency.
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