Saturday, March 29, 2014

Eggless Julekake - Norwegian Christmas Bread

Julekake is a cardamon scented christmas bread stuffed with raisins and candied citron. This bread is very easy to make with eggs but when its comes to eggless version seriously you need to break your head to replace them. My eggless version goes for raisins and candied orange, since its not christmas season here i couldnt able to spot out candied citrons in supermarkets, but trust me candied citron will definitely take this bread to an another level. But the addition of the candied orange is not bad too, they brings that mild orange flavour while having this bread.

Do you want to know how i replaced eggs in this bread, just with cream cheese. Yes my Julekake is made with cream cheese,trust me cream cheese are good subsitute of eggs and they gives a wonderful smooth dough too. This Julekake is our this month's Baking Eggless,a monthly event owned by Gayathri. For this month's Baking Eggless challenge, we are baking this Norwegian christmas bread suggested by Priya Srinivasan, thanks Priya this bread was a fantastic challenge i enjoyed thoroughly making.Sending Bake Fest#29 event by Vardhini,hosted by me.

Recipe Source: Outside Oslo
2+1/2cup All purpose flour /Bread flour
1cup Water
1+1/2tsp Instant Yeast
1/2tsp Salt
50grms Butter
1/2cup Cream cheese
1/4cup Sugar
1tsp Freshly grounded cardamom
1/4cup Candied orange
3/4cup Raisins
Oil for brushing
Milk for brushing

Heat the water in a pan, add in the butter, sugar, salt and stir until the butter gets melt.

Keep aside until they turns lukewarm.

In a large bowl, take the flour, cream cheese, instant yeast,raisins, cardamom powder, candied orange gradually add the already prepared lukewarm water and knead everything as sticky dough.

Transfer the dough to a flour dusted surface, knead slowly for few minutes until the dough turns smooth.

Arrange the dough in a greased bowl and keep in warm place for a hour.

Punch the dough and divide into two balls.

Line a baking sheet over baking tray.

Gently knead the dough to form a round loafs, transfer these loafs to the baking sheet, cover it with a towel and let it rise for an hour.

Brush the loafs generously with milk, then with oil.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Bake for 15 minutes, cover the loaf with foil and bake it for an another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.

Slice it and enjoy.


  1. Liked the colourful bread. Orange and cardamom gives nice flavour and taste to this bread. Wish to taste this flavourful bread.

  2. Ur so quick in making breads .UR such a good baker too .So many substitutions for eggs .The bread looks amazing ka

  3. Bread looks seriously soft and fresh akka you are a star really!

  4. The bread sounds amazing. It must have been so wonderful having the waft of those spices drifting in your kitchen.

  5. Lovely bread! Using cream cheese is a wonderful substitute!

  6. Lovely bread Priya! You are a pro in any kind of baking.

  7. wow....that is so drool to have some for tea now...

  8. Bread has turned out wonderufl Priya. Need to try it with candied citron...

  9. they do look absolutely amazing akka... hats off to you, the cheese would have lend a different flavor for the bread...

  10. King Arthur madhiri Queen Priya ka.. tis is such awesome bread.. sooperbb

  11. Awesome yummylicious bread dear..sounds amazing :)

  12. Wow...its amazing...lovely breads...

  13. The bread looks soft and super Yummy.. I wish I could taste..

  14. Looks so pretty! Well done, Priya.

  15. This bread looks moist and the new tip of adding cream cheese instead of eggs,super...

  16. This is exactly why I joined in to get new ideas and tips for eggless baking,,, Adding cream cheese is absolutely a new one for me.. Thnks,,,Bread has come out very well and looks super

  17. I have never saw this kind of quick making bread recipe, Important is that this is eggless, as a vegetarian, I am glad to have it.. Keep writing :)


Thanks for visiting my blog n leaving ur valuable comments...Really am very thankful to u for taking time n reading my recipes.

Please note that any comments with seperate links to any external websites or blog events or advertisements may not be published. Thanks for understanding the same.