Traditional Stollen Recipe

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Traditional Stollen Recipe
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Traditional Stollen Recipe

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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
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally published as Traditional Stollen in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p36

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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.
Originally published as Traditional Stollen in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p36

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tigercat2 User ID: 3528530 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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