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Christmas Stollen or Christstollen

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I have been missing from action for quite a while due to some personal commitments. With Christmas just a day away, how could I not share some special Christmas recipe with you ?? Along with wishing all my wonderful readers and their loved ones a wonderful Christmas, here’s my Christmas gift to you all…The recipe of Christollen or Christmas Stollen. Before getting on with the recipe, let me briefly explain what it is.

Christstollen or Christmas Stollen is a formed cake filled with dried fruits and nuts and covered in powdered sugar, popular in Germany. This is usually made during the Christmas season. So those who are looking for a Christmassy recipe, different from the regular plum cake, here is one. I am sure you will love it.

 

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Christmas Stollen or Christstollen
I have been missing from action for quite a while due to some personal commitments. With Christmas just a day away, how could I not share some special Christmas recipe with you ?? Along with wishing all my wonderful readers and their loved ones a wonderful Christmas, here's my Christmas gift to you
Servings
Ingredients
For the Fruit
For the sponge
For the dough
For the filling
For the topping
  • 1/2 cup Sugar Confectioners '
Servings
Ingredients
For the Fruit
For the sponge
For the dough
For the filling
For the topping
  • 1/2 cup Sugar Confectioners '
Instructions
  1. Combine the mixed fruit, raisins, and rum/orange juice. Cover and set aside. Shake or stir the mixture often to coat the fruit with the rum/orange juice.
  2. In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast in the water to soften. Heat the milk to 110 degrees F and add it to the yeast along with the honey and 1 cup flour. Cover the sponge with plastic wrap and let rise until light and full of bubbles, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the fruit mixture, honey, egg, butter, zest, salt, mace, almonds, and 2 cups of the flour to the sponge. Beat vigorously for 2 minutes. Gradually add the remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time until the dough begins to pull away from the side of the bowl.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead, adding flour a little at a time, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Put the dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat the entire ball of dough with oil. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly oiled work surface. Divide the dough into two portions.Take a portion and roll out as shown in picture.
  7. Brush the melted butter over the top of the rounds. .
  8. Combine the cinnamon and granulated sugar and sprinkle over one lengthwise half of the rounds. .
  9. Fold the dough in half lengthwise and carefully lift the bread(s) onto a parchment-lined or well-greased baking sheet. Press lightly on the folded side to help the loaf keep its shape during rising and baking. Cover with a towel and let rise for 45 minutes. .
  10. Preheat oven to 180C.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until it turns golden brown in colour. Immediately remove from the baking sheet and place on a rack to cool. .
  12. Sprinkle heavily with confectioners' sugar just before serving.
Recipe Notes

WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

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  1. mahi eqbal says:

    Thanx Mareena, for the recipe. Wish u a happy X-mas and New year.

  2. mahi eqbal says:

    Thanx Mareena, for the recipe. Wish u a happy X-mas and New year.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Mareena,

    I tried this receipe. I like this better than the fruit cake . Regards Minoo.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Mareena,

    I tried this receipe. I like this better than the fruit cake . Regards Minoo.

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