Gluten-Free Julekake Norwegian Christmas Bread
1 pkg. Rob’s Red Mill GF Bread Mix
1 2/3 cup warm milk (cow, rice, or soy ok)
1 whole egg + enough egg white to make 3/4 cup altogether
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp cider vinegar (or white wine)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp or more fresh cardamom seed
2 cups raisins
1 cup fruitcake mix
Dissolve one pkg of yeast in 1/3 cup warm milk.

Heat the remaining 1 1/3 cup of milk (or soy milk) in the microwave in a medium bowl. Add 1/3 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and one tsp of salt to the hot milk. Add to your mixing bowl.

Crush about 2 tsp of fresh cardamom seed in a mortar and pestle.

When the milk mixture has cooled, gradually add flour and mix until

Add yeast milk-mixture, eggs, and vinegar and mix with beaters for 2 1/2 minutes.

Add 2 cups raisins, 1 cup fruitcake mix and cardamom and mix for at
least 30 seconds.

Place dough in foil lined, buttered bread pan.

Brush top of dough with some warm milk. Sprinkle a mixture of 2
parts sugar and one part cinnamon on top of each loaf. Let raise in warmed
oven for 35-50 minutes or until dough has risen over the pan.

Bake at 375 oven for 35-45 minutes, covered with foil until crust is nicely browned. You can take off the foil for the last 10 minutes if you like.

Let cool and slice off a piece to enjoy some Norwegian heaven!

*if fruitcake mix is out of season, you can use 3 cups of raisins with good results.