December 27, 2010

Stollen for Daring Bakers

Stollen has always been a part of my Christmas. My German dad buys it every year from the store. I can't remember a year that I haven't eaten a bit of Stollen. Sometimes filled with marzipan or rum flavored. I've been looking for a reason to make it myself and what better reason than my first Daring Bakers challenge? Plus its a great way to practice my German. Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Stollen is a sweet bread, much like fruit cake but denser and I think usually not as sweet. Traditionally Stollen is filled with a role of marzipan to symbolize the baby Jesus wrapped in cloth. I chose not to fill my Stollen with marzipan. If you would like to, its easy to make or you can buy marzipan.

"And a piece of Stollen in a Christmas tree"

For my Daring Bakers Stollen I used a combination of raisins, dried cranberries, prunes, and almonds. I also spiced it with cinnamon and nutmeg and did not sprinkle powdered sugar on top. It came out very well so I was happy and surprised by the results.
Ich esse gern Stollen!

Are there any treats you've always wanted to bake?


  1. I love stollen. And that's saying a lot because I'm not a fruit-cake lovin' gal. But stollen has a nicer texture. And yup, I adore the marzipan in the center. ;)

  2. I love marzipan too but my favorite is rum Stollen

  3. Welcome to the Daring Bakers! Your stollen looks delicious.

  4. Wow, very impressed you made the stollen. I was too intimidated with the long recipe. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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