Julekake

Julekake

Because Julekake is one of our most requested recipes, we knew you'd love a version you could make in your bread machine.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

1

loaf

1
package regular or fast-acting dry yeast
1/4
cup very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
3/4
cup very warm milk (120º to 130º)
1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons shortening
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1
egg
1/2
cup raisins
1/3
cup fruitcake mix (mixed candied fruit)
3 1/4
to 3 3/4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
1
egg yolk
2
tablespoons water
  1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in warm milk, sugar, shortening, salt, cardamom, egg, raisins, fruitcake mix and 1 1/2 cups of the flour. Beat with spoon until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  2. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with shortening. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover; let rise in warm place about 1 hour 30 minutes or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  3. Grease 9-inch round pan with shortening. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Shape into round loaf. Place in pan. Cover; let rise in warm place about 45 minutes or until double in size.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, beat egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water; brush over dough. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)
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Holiday Inspirations
Candied fruit and cardamom are the signature traditional ingredients in this Norwegian classic. Cardamom (KAR-duh-muhm), a member of the ginger family, has a pungent, warm, spicy and slight lemony-sweet flavor. It's used extensively in Scandinavian and East Indian cooking. Look for ground cardamom in the spices and herbs section of your store.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 195
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.