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Scandinavian Holiday Loaves (Jule Kaga)

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Ingredients
  Dried yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Cakes)
  Lukewarm sweet cider 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs), scalded
  Whole wheat flour/Rye flour 5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs), sifted
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Orange rind 2 , grated
  Lemon rind 2 , grated
  Dried currants 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cardamom seeds 6 , crushed fine
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

Soften yeast in cider.
Add honey, oil and salt to milk.
When lukewarm, beat in 2 cups of flour.
Add yeast mixture and eggs.
Stir in rest of ingredients and remaining flour.
Knead until smooth.
Turn into oiled bowl, cover and set in warm place to rise until double in bulk.
Divide dough in half.
Shape each half into loaf and put into oiled 8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch pans.
Set in warm place.
Let rise until nearly double in bulk.
Bake at 375° F. for 35 to 40 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Baked
Servings: 
2

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