Scandinavian Fruit Bread ( Julekage)

Recipe by Barb G.
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 1 Loaf




  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixer bowl.
  • Add milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, egg, shortening, raisins, citron and 2 cups 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 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 pan.
  • Brush top lightly with butter; let rise until about double, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F, bake until loaf is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Brush with butter.
  • Make glaze by mixing powdered sugar and water until smooth and the desired consistency.
  • Spread glaze on top.
  • Cool on wire rack.