4.71 of 17

Jule Kaka

This is a Swedish Christmas Bread with candied fruits and a yummy cardamom flavor.
Prep20 Mins
Cook40 Mins
Ready360 Mins


  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 8 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup candied cherries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied citron
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 egg white, beaten


  1. 1Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. 2Scald milk, and add melted butter or margarine, salt, sugar. When lukewarm add to yeast and water. Stir in 4 cups flour. Cover, and place in a warm place. Let rise for about 2 hours, or till doubled in bulk.
  3. 3Punch down. Stir in cardamom, cherries, raisins and citron. Work in remaining flour until soft dough forms. Let rise in warm place for 2 to 3 hours, or until doubled.
  4. 4Knead slightly, and form into 4 round loaves. Place on greased cookie sheets. Let rise for 1 to 2 hours, or till doubled. Brush loaves with beaten egg white.
  5. 5Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
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