Day 5 BM #51 -

This mildly sweet bread is a Norwegian Christmas bread. This bread was one of the first breads I baked for this Marathon. 


Recipe adapted form here
Ingredients - 

All purpose flour/Maida 2 ½ cups
Active dry yeast 2 tsp
Salt ¼ tsp
Sugar ¼ cup
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Milk ½ cup (lukewarm)
Water ¼ cup (lukewarm)
Butter  4 tbsp 
Tutti Frutti handful
Raisins handful
Granulated Sugar 2 tbsp (for topping)


Method Of Preparation -

In a bowl, add lukewarm water, lukewarm milk and 1 tsp sugar along with the yeast and mix well. Leave it aside for 5-10 minutes and until frothy.

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt and cardamom powder and mix well until combined.

In another mixing bowl add the yeast solution, remainder of the sugar and the butter and mix well. 

Add the flour mixture to yeast solution and mix well until well combines. Knead the dough until the dough is smooth and elastic adding more flour or liquid to get the perfect consistency. 

Transfer the dough to a floured surface and spread it out into a circle. 

Sprinkle the tutti frutti and raisins evenly in the surface and roll the dough up like a carpet or like a jelly. Using gentle pressure knead the dough. 

Roll the dough into a ball and place it in an oiled bowl. Cover loosely and let it rise for about an hour or until it has doubled.

Deflate the risen dough gently. Form into a neat ball again and place it in a lined baking sheet. 

Let the dough rise again for about an hour. Brush the dough with milk and then sprinkle the sugar evenly on top. 

Preheat the oven at 350 °F.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the bread is uniformly brown all around and sounds hollow when tapped. 

Remove the bread from the oven and cool it completely on rack before slicing.

Preparation Time 15 min + Resting 3-4 hrs + 30 min baking time
Makes 1 round loaf


  1. Harini this is one of the breads i too had bookmarked but couldn't make it. The bread looks wonderful has come out perfect.

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. Very impressive clicks.. They look awesome.. Perfect texture

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. The bread looks festive with those tutti-frutti pieces.

  6. Tried commenting from my mobile and not sure if it got posted.

    Anyway, the sweet bread looks delicious with that tuti fruitti. I still have the pack of tutti frutti that picked to use in my bakes and still have one more bread to bake for my sub-theme. Bookmarking the recipe

  7. yummy bread.

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Such a festive bread with tutti frutti, i love to have a slice now.

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. great bread and loved the cute little snowman :-)

  12. Mildly sweet and very appealing. Would love a slice with tea.

  13. Kalyani Says:
  14. We made this too and loved it ... The snowman decor looks cute 😊

  15. I too had bookmarked this one and wanted to make for this bm but made another type of bread with tutti frutti,coming up soon.The bread looks so delicious and yummy..

  16. Rajani S Says:
  17. I am yrt to try cardamom in a bread. I can imagine it enhancing the flavor of the bread.

  18. Pavani Says:
  19. Yummy and colorful fruit cake.

  20. Srivalli Says:
  21. Looks like it has come out so perfect Harini..very nice one..

  22. This was one of the bread we all loved in the family! Looks so good :)

  23. Colorful and perfect julekake!! Made them before and yours looks great!

  24. Perfect bake and truly festive with all those fruits!!!

  25. Unknown Says:
  26. That looks like our fruit bun right nice one..

  27. This is a colourful bread. Yours looks perfect...

  28. veena Says:
  29. I have bookmarked this but have not baked it as yet. This looks awesome!!

  30. Archana Says:
  31. Delicious bread Harani. It looks delicious now that the are willing to try trutty fruti I will definitely make it.

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