Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread | How to make Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread

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About Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread

ulekake or Julekaka/ Julekaga is a rich holiday bread flavoured with cardamom which is traditionally served at Christmas in many Scandinavian countries. It is particularly popular in Norway and Denmark.Julekake means “Yule Bread” in Norwegian. This bread is more cake-like in texture and sometimes it is dusted with powdered sugar or glazed with a white sugar icing. If it is not glazed or left plain, then it is usually served warm at breakfast with butter or a goat milk cheese called geitost/ brunost.

Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread in your kitchen. This recipe requires 120 minutes for preparation and 45 minutes to cook. The Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread by Priya Suresh has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread at home without any difficulty. Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread this weekend. Share your Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Priya Suresh for inputs. In case you have any queries for Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Priya Suresh. You can also rate the Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread and give feedback.

  • Prep Time2Hours
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves4People
Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread

Ingredients to make Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread

  • 2tsp Active dry yeast
  • 1/4cup Luke warm water
  • 1/2cup Luke warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 50grms Butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2cup Sugar
  • 1/4tsp Salt
  • 5pods Cardamom (powdered)
  • 2+1/2cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2cup Golden raisins
  • 1tbsp Milk
  • Pearl sugar or chopped almonds

How to make Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread

  1. Take the water, milk and 1 tsp sugar (from the 1/2cup) in a small bowl and add the yeast to it. Mix well and keep aside for 5 to 10 minutes till it becomes "frothy".
  2. Take this yeast mixture, the egg, butter and sugar and salt in a larger bowl.Mix well, and then add the flour and the powdered cardamom. Knead well until you have a dough that is soft, smooth and elastic.
  3. Take the dough out and flatten it as a circle. Sprinkle the raisins evenly and then roll it up, swiss roll style. Then just knead the dough lightly by hand and roll it up into a ball.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover loosely and let it rise till double in volume, for about an hour . Lightly knead the dough to deflate slightly and shape it into a ball.
  5. Place it on a greased baking round pan, let it rise for about 45 minutes. Brush it with milk and sprinkle it with sugar pearls or chopped almonds.
  6. Bake at 180C/350F for about 30 minutes till the bread is golden brown and done. If you find the bread browning too quickly, cover it with foil after about 15 minutes in the oven to avoid further browning.
  7. Let it cool completely before you slice it.

Reviews for Julekake - A Norwegian Christmas Bread (2)

Sujata Limbu2 years ago
Such a beautiful bread :D
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Bindiya Sharma2 years ago
you got me in the mood for some serious Christmas baking Priya, lovely recipe!
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