Norwegian Citron Bread

From "Our Daily Bread" by Stella Standard (pub c 1970)

Tastes like Christmas...


  • 1/2 cup sweet butter (if unavailable, use salted butter but omit salt below)
  • 1  1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup raisins 
  • 1 cup moist glazed citron, chopped or sliced (if quite dry, splash with a bit of something boozy)
  • 1  1/2 cups milk


  1. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth, then add the beaten eggs
  2. Soak the currants in whiskey for an hour or more, if you please.
  3. Sift the flour with the dry ingredients; toss the raisins and citron through them
  4. Add the dry ingredients and the milk, alternately, to the creamed mixture
  5. Bake in 3 little oiled loaf pans or 1 large one, 1 hour at 350F for the large one and 35 to 40 minutes for the little ones 
Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under desserts & sweets.