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Nana's Christmas Stollen

"A German Christmas treat. This recipe was handed down by my great grandmother to my grandmother to my mother."
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25 m servings 153 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 loaves)

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  1. Scald milk. Add sugar, butter, and salt, and cool to lukewarm. Add 2 whole eggs, and 2 yolks. Mix.
  2. Add to 3 cups flour and yeast in food processor. Process and let rise until double.
  3. Add cardamom, raisins, citron, and cherries, and rest of flour. Process and put on floured board and knead. Let rise in greased bowl.
  4. When risen, cut into 3-4 pieces. Roll each into an oval, butter, and fold in half lengthwise. Put on greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise until double.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove to rack. When cool, frost with white butter frosting and decorate with candied cherry halves and sprinkle with colored sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 153 calories; 4.8 g fat; 24.4 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 33 mg cholesterol; 80 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 43 Ratings

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My mom died before she could write down her stollen recipe. It has been over five years since we had it. After making this recipe, it was everything that I remembered hers to be.

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I feel like i'm reading something wrong. I followed all the measurements exactly but there seems to be tool much wet ingredients or not enough dry. I didn't even have a dough it was more like a ...

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My mom died before she could write down her stollen recipe. It has been over five years since we had it. After making this recipe, it was everything that I remembered hers to be.

This is pretty close to the recipe I have used for years from my great grandfather, a German baker. However, I must comment on one review so others do not try this. If you want stollen, you ne...

If you are using quick yeast in the jar the measurement is 2 1/2 tablespoons. Very nice dough.

Perfect! I doubled the fruit but no other changes. (I used cranberries, apricots, cherries, plums and also sliced almonds). The dough turned out wonderfully. Mixed it in my Kitchenaid mixer....

I made this recipe as gifts at Christmas. The dough was beautiful but I would probably add more fruit next time I make it. I will definitely make it again. By the way, I used 2 packets of yeast...

Very delicious! My husband likes to bake breads and he made this and it was better than his grandfather's German recipe that had been used for years and years! He added dried cranberries, raisin...

I used 3 whole eggs instead of the eggs and yolks. This is a wonderful recipe but next time I make it I will add twice as much fruit. I put a glaze on it and decorated with green and red sprinkl...

This recipe was good. I do think that the amount of dry active yeast listed is incorrect. I thought it sounded like alot. I found another recipe with similiar ingredients. It calls for .25oz of ...

I just made this and it was awesome! I only made two per batch and braided the dough. After it cooled I made the Butter Cream Frosting II from Allrecipes and frosted them, added some red and g...