Overall a nice recipe, but not quite what I was expecting. Most stollens I've had are quite a bit sweeter than this one, though the lesser sugar here is a plus on the health side. I doubled the fruit as other reviews suggested and am very glad I did! My family doesn't like candied fruit, so along with 1 cup raisins I used 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup chopped California slab apricots and 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest...Yum! We couldn't even taste the cardamom, so next time I will increase it to at least 1 teaspoon. I also like marzipan filling in my stollen; however, I didn't have any so I used 2 teaspoons almond extract in the dough instead. I completely agree with the previous reviewer in that 375 degrees was too high...my stollen was too brown with slightly burnt bottoms as well. Next time I'll try 350 degrees. Also, I too prefer the traditional sifted powdered sugar on top. A good basic recipe with a few changes...ended up with 4 medium-sized loaves which was good for gift giving.
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Overall a nice recipe, but not quite what I was expecting. Most stollens I've had are quite a...