My mom would make this every year for our neighbors. For those that didn't like fruit cake, this was ideal, because it had just a sprinkling of the candied fruit in it.  She'd use these little loaf pans and when it was cooled, she'd drizzle frosting on the top and a few candied cherries.  I'll look up the christmas pudding recipe hopefully this week too.  I miss those days dearly, as I'm the only on in the house now that likes this kind of stuff.  Gary said he'd buy me a small panettone this year.....(under $6)just enough for me...maybe Kasey will try it.

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom(I've substituted nutmeg or even cinnamon)
  • 3-3/4 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup diced citron or mixed candied fruit
  • Directions

    • In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, egg, butter, salt, cardamom and 2 cups flour; mix well. Stir in raisins, citron and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
    • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to greased top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    • Punch dough down; divide in half. Shape each portion into a flattened ball. Place in two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
    • https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/norwegian-christmas-bread/

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