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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jule brød - Danish Christmas Bread Wreath Recipe

Do you love Christmas bread?  This is a delicious Christmas bread recipe! God Jul!


 Ingredients
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 4 oz raisins
  • 4 oz fruitcake mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp freshly grated lemon (orange zest is optional)
  • egg wash
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Candied cherries
  • 1 cup powedered sugar mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • bake at 425F for approx. 25-30 min.
Directions:
  1. Mix flour with, salt, sugar, fruitcake mix, almonds, cardamom, lemon peal, raisins.  
  2. Dissolve yeast in the warm milk and add a approx. 1 tsp sugar. After 10 min add the melted butter and the egg to the yeast mixture and finally pour it over the flour mixture.  
  3. Knead the flour for several minutes and leave it covered for approx. 45 min. Punch down and cut the dough into four parts. 
  4. Roll out each part into a long roll and braid the four rolls.  
  5. Shape it into a wreath.  
  6. Brush egg wash on the wreath and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar mixture, add the cherries and leave it to raise for approx. 45-60 min. 
  7. Bake the wreath in the oven at 425F for approx. 25-35 min or until golden brown. 
  8. Finally add the sugar glaze.
  9. Serve the bread with butter.

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