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Jolakaka

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This Jolakaka is an amazing Christmas sponge cake from Iceland ! Try this fruity and nutty iced loaf for this coming Christmas. This Jolakaka is a delicious gift from Iceland to us.
Ingredients
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Golden raisins 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped candied lemon peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Slivered almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Confectioners icing 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Heat milk, butter, sugar, and salt to hot (120°-130°F). Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, and cardamom in mixing bowl.
2 Add milk mixture to dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. On lightly floured surface, knead in raisins, lemon peel, and almonds.
4 Knead until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€” about 1 1/2 hours.
5 Punch down dough. Shape and place in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or two 1-pound coffee cans.
6 Cover; let rise until double€”about 1 hour.
7 Bake in a preheated 375°F oven about 45€”55 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
8 If desired, frost with Confectioners' Icing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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