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Traditional Stollen Recipe

Traditional Stollen Recipe

This recipe came from my grandmother and was originally written in German. It is one of my favorite treat at the holidays.—Jessie Barnes, Atchison, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mixed candied fruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, eggs, lemon peel, salt and 3 cups flour. Add the raisins, candied fruit and almonds. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • 3. Punch dough down and divide in half; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll or press each half into a 12-in. x 7-in. oval. Fold a long side over to within 1 in. of opposite side; press edge lightly to seal. Place on greased baking sheets; curve ends slightly. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; spread over stollen. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 244 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .

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tigercat2 49903
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"This is very good. The only thing i did different was i spread the icing all over and added green and red cherries on top of the icing."

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