Julekage (Danish Christmas Fruit Loaf) Recipe

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  1. To prepare dough, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine 4 cups flour, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, almonds, and the next 8 ingredients (almonds through cardamom) in a bowl.
  2. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in butter, vanilla, and 2 beaten eggs until well-blended. Gradually add flour mixture; stir to combine. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.
  3. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Dough will not double in size.(Press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.)
  4. Punch dough down; let rest 5 minutes. Roll into an 11 x 9-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll up rectangle tightly, starting with a short edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place, seam side down, in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°.
  6. Uncover the dough. Combine fat-free milk, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1 egg; brush lightly over loaf. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.
  7. To prepare glaze, combine the powdered sugar, water, and almond extract in a small bowl. Drizzle over loaf.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5372.07 Kcal (22492 kJ)
Calories from fat 1710.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 190.07g 292%
Cholesterol 752.08mg 251%
Sodium 4882.48mg 203%
Potassium 5462.31mg 116%
Total Carbs 784.34g 261%
Sugars 225.02g 900%
Dietary Fiber 28.48g 114%
Protein 110.08g 220%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 28%
Iron 13.7mg 76%
Calcium 482.5mg 48%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 354.24 Kcal (1483 kJ)
Calories from fat 112.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.53g 292%
Cholesterol 49.59mg 251%
Sodium 321.95mg 203%
Potassium 360.19mg 116%
Total Carbs 51.72g 261%
Sugars 14.84g 900%
Dietary Fiber 1.88g 114%
Protein 7.26g 220%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 28%
Iron 0.9mg 76%
Calcium 31.8mg 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 122.5
  • 142

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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