“Julekage is a rich, flavorful
bread which is traditionally served at Christmas in many Scandinavian countries.
It is particularly popular in Norway and Denmark, and some American families
make it as well to celebrate the Christmas season. This holiday bread is more
like a cake than a bread, since it is so rich, and some people frost Julekage
with a sweet white icing, which makes it even more like a Christmas cake.
“The bread may also be known as Julekaka or Julekake, which means 'Yule
Bread' in Norwegian. Like many holiday breads, Julekage involves candied fruit
and nuts, and it is heavily spiced. The traditional spice used in Julekage is
cardamom, although nutmeg, cinnamon, and other flavors may be used as well.
Many fans of the bread believe that it tastes best warm out of the oven,
although it can also be toasted and served with butter. It also makes very
intriguing French toast, thanks to its rich flavor.”