Christmas Dresden Stollen
Oct. 20, 2010 11:06 am
Updated: Oct. 25, 2010 8:18 pm
Stollen is a traditional German Cake. The Dresden stollen (originaly Striezel) is a moist, heavy bread filled with fruit. It was first officially mentioned in a document in 1474. It is produced in the city of Dresden and distinguished by a special seal
depicting King Augustus II-the strong. This "official" stollen is produced by only 150 Dresden bakers.
The shape of the loaf was meant to represent the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddeling clothes.
As a christmas pastry stollen was baked for the first time at the Saxon Royal Court in 1427.
I have been baking Stollen every Christmas for 38 years, using my mothers and grandmothers recipe. My grandmother came from Germany as a teenager. So my recipe is tried and true to me.
I bake loaves for family members and gift baskets and is asked for every year.
For any of you that have not tried it before or have tried recipes from all recipes and they have not turned out right. Please try this recipe on my recipe box, I think you will be most pleasantly surprised and I hope it will remain in your family as long as
it has mine.