|Flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sourdough starter||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter||2 Tablespoon, melted|
|Honey||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Ground cardamom||1 Teaspoon|
|Golden raisins||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Chopped mixed candied fruit||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped pecans||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Candied cherries||1 Tablespoon|
|Pecan halves icing||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Confectioners sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract/Almond extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
1 Combine 1/2 cup flour, sourdough starter, butter, honey, salt, and cardamom in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Combine enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Knead in raisins, candied fruit, and chopped pecans. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.
5 Shape dough into a round ball and place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise until double€”about 45 minutes.
6 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 40 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
7 Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla or almond extract. Frost loaf; decorate with candied cherries and pecan halves.