To scalded milk, add sugar, salt, and butter. Cool to lukewarm.
Measure warm water into a large warm bowl. Add yeast, stir until dissolved.
Add lukewarm milk mixture, 2 cups of flour and cardamom. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour, raisins, citron and pecans.
Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until double. (about 1 hour)
Roll dough into oblong shape about 1/2 inch thick. Brush with melted butter.
Fold in half lengthwise on greased baking sheet.
Let rise in warm place until double about 45 minutes.
Bake 350º for 40 min. Ice with Powdered sugar frosting.