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Traditional Stollen

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.
  • Makes
    2 loaves

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 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 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 zest, 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 12x7-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.
Nutrition 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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  • Chris
    Jan 14, 2020

    We very much enjoyed this recipe. There is just the right amount of candied fruit, nuts, and raisins to lightly sweeten the bread. It is also delicious toasted.

  • tigercat2
    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.