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                         JULEKAKE - CARDAMOM BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    2       pk           Active dry yeast
      3/4   ts           Ground cardamom
    1 1/4   c            Milk
      1/2   c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Butter
    1       t            Salt
    1                    Egg
    1       c            Candied fruits -- optional
    1       c            Light raisins
    2 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
 
   In a large mixer bowl combine 2 1/2 cups all-purpose
   flour, yeast, and cardamom.  In a saucepan heat milk,
   sugar, butter, and salt just till warm (115F) and the
   butter is almost melted; stir constantly. Add heated
   milk mixture to flour mixture; add 1 egg.  Beat at low
   speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute.  Beat 3
   minutes at high speed, scraping sides of bowl
   constantly.  Stir in 1 chopped mixed candied fruits
   and peels (optional), raisins, and as much of the 2
   1/2 cups all-purpose flour as you can mix in with a
   spoon. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead
   in enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to make a
   moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6
   to 8 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in
   a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.
   Cover, let rise in a warm place till double (about 1
   1/2 hours). Punch dough down; divide dough in half.
   Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Shape into 2 round loaves;
   place on greased baking sheets. Flatten each slightly
   to a 6-inch diameter. Cover; let rise till nearly
   double (45 to 60 minutes). Stir together 1 slightly
   beaten egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water, brush over
   loaves.
    Bake in a 350F oven for 35 minutes or till done.
    Cool on a wire rack.  Makes 2 round loaves.
  
 
 
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