I have an older male friend of Nowegian heritage and as a little Christmas surprise I made this for him. His warm blue eyes lit in delight when he saw the first loaf. He ate the first slice, asked for a 2nd, and then a 3rd. His beloved told me he NEVER goes back for 2nds on anything, and 3rds is unheard of. In his endearing, succinct way, he said "This is just like my grandmothers." I don't have a Norwegian grandmother, but I do know that we all enjoyed this wonderful bread. It is a tender bread, just the right amount of sweet, and fragrant and delicious with the cardamon. I also had a bit of difficulty with the bread rising. The 2nd rise took closer to 2 hrs, and it was still only filled about 3/4 of the height of the cake pan. I realized that this was not going to be a tall bread because of all the heavy fillings. The loaves rose further during baking, and the loaf was equal to the height of the cake pan, cresting a bit in the middle. Thank you so much, Deborah, for sharing this wonderful recipe. It is going into my keeper file!
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I have an older male friend of Nowegian heritage and as a little Christmas surprise I made...