Using Christmas beer in the dough gives the extra good taste!
- 1 000 gram wheat flour
- 150 gram sugar
- 3 tsp cardamom
- 1 pack dry yeast
- 0,5 tsp salt
- 150 gram real butter
- 1 egg til deigen
- 2,5 dl H-milk
- 1 can Munkholm Christmas beer
- 1 egg til pensling
A bit unsure if this is actually a cake, but there are some dishes in Norway that can be called cake even if they really aren't. Gingerbread, meat cake, fish cake, Christmas cake... Regardless of the name, this is a wonderfully sweet pastry that resembles and is used like bread. Using Christmas beer in this dough gives an incredibly good and slightly more complex taste. Here you get all the good flavors of Christmas. My favorite is to enjoy Christmas cake with butter and goat's cheese. Here I show you how to make this delicious recipe. You will find video instructions a little further down in the recipe.
Start by melting the butter in a saucepan. When all the butter has melted, I turn off the heat and add cold milk and 1 can of cold Munkholm Christmas beer. Here I think it is perfect to use alcohol-free Christmas beer. Mix together.
Mix together all the dry ingredients and start the food processor. I use a dough hook. Continue with the liquid. Knead this dough for 10 minutes and, if necessary, adjust with more milk or wheat flour so that you get a flexible dough. Take it out of the bowl and place on a lightly floured board. I like to knead by hand for a while too, but you can use the machine. So in total the dough should be kneaded for about 20 minutes. Place back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel.
Now let the dough rise for 1 hour. Put the bowl back into the food processor and knead on low speed. Now I add the sugar and raisins. Let the machine run for about 5 minutes so that the ingredients mix well. Now put back on the kitchen counter and divide into 2 equal parts. The most traditional thing is to make Christmas cake as a big bowl, but I like to make them oblong more shaped like a loaf of bread. That's why I use loaf pans. Grease the loaf tins well and place a blank in each loaf tin. Let these now rise for another 45 minutes.
Whisk together 1 egg and brush the Christmas cakes before they are baked. The Christmas cakes are baked at 200 degrees above and below. Bake on one of the bottom shelves in the oven. The Christmas cakes should be baked for about 30 minutes.
Take the Christmas cakes out of the loaf tin and leave to rest on a wire rack. Now they are ready and can be enjoyed. You store these best in a plastic bag. Then they have a shelf life of about 3-4 days. I freeze one loaf and serve the other with butter and goat's cheese. Good luck.
Her kan du se video av hele prosessen. Lykke til.