Rating: 4.5 stars
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A German Christmas treat. This recipe was handed down by my great grandmother to my grandmother to my mother.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Scald milk. Add sugar, butter, and salt, and cool to lukewarm. Add 2 whole eggs, and 2 yolks. Mix.

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  • Add to 3 cups flour and yeast in food processor. Process and let rise until double.

  • Add cardamom, raisins, citron, and cherries, and rest of flour. Process and put on floured board and knead. Let rise in greased bowl.

  • When risen, cut into 3-4 pieces. Roll each into an oval, butter, and fold in half lengthwise. Put on greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise until double.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes.

  • Remove to rack. When cool, frost with white butter frosting and decorate with candied cherry halves and sprinkle with colored sugar.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 32.7mg; sodium 80.2mg. Full Nutrition
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