Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Bread

I made Christmas Bread yesterday. Many years ago, one of my coworkers gave me her recipe and since then it has become a family favorite in our home. It really is scrumptious, so I thought I would share it. Give it a try. You'll enjoy every morsel.

Christmas Bread

Measure into a large bowl:
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom

Add 2 cups scalded milk. Cool to lukewarm.
Add 2 packages yeast softened in 1/4-cup lukewarm water.
Add 2 beaten eggs and 4 cups flour. Mix well.
Add 1-cup raisins
And 2 cups mixed fruitcake fruit.

Beat in 4 more cups flour.

Place dough in very large bowl, cover and let rise until double.

Punch down and knead on floured board.

Shape into 2 loaves. Place in greased loaf pans and let rise again.

Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes.

By the way, I made a Christmas card using the photo of my daughters. To view it go to:

Merry Christmas from the Marzecs


K. said...

I'm just learning to cook, so this seems like a difficult recipe to me.... wish I had the confidence to try it!

Annalee Blysse said...

Nice card on your website. Have a great holiday with your family.

Mom Nancy said...

It's a tradition with my husband's family (and ours now) to have Julekake on Christmas morning. His grandmother used to make it and I love it. It's just like the recipe you have here. This year I made it and it was wonderful! I was suprised to see how much like it your recipe is.

Hope you had a Great Christmas, Penny!

Stormieweather said...

I love this photo of your kids when they were little. Don't you wish as adults we were as creative as them?