Mary Falk's grandmother made date stollen every Christmas. Over the years, the Cambridge, Wisconsin cook replaced her grandmother's date filling with nuts. You can also top off this sweet yeast bread with either a vanilla glaze, drizzle or frosting to suit your family's taste.
We like this chewy, hearty bread as a substitute for white bread with holiday meals and at breakfast. My five children are grown but still live within "eating distance", so I often bake it in large quantities.
"We like this homemade rye so much that I seldom buy bread anymore," writes May Ann Bonk of New Berlin, Wisconsin. "For the past 10 years, I've made this bread for our church bake sales and it always goes quickly."
With three children and 500 acres of farm, my husband and I are busy to say the least! But we like to get our day off to a good start with a hearty breakfast that often includes this easy to prepare yet moist and delicious coffee cake.
Enjoy the old-fashioned appeal of gingerbread in a loaf with this recipe originally from Holland. This moist spicy bread smells delicious while it's baking...and slices are wonderful spread with cream cheese. The recipe makes two big loaves, so we have one to eat and one to freeze for later...or to give away.
-Martina Biemond, Rosedale, British Columbia
"Our local peat bogs are known around the world for their beautiful blueberries," reports Anne Krueger from Richmond, British Columbia. "I can prepare this dessert quick as a wink. It's always a crowd-pleaser at church suppers."
"When it comes to seasonal sweets, this easy Christmas stollen is a recipe I know I can count on," notes field editor Shirley Glaab of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "The recipe is made with baking powder instead of yeast, so requires no rising."