Recipe by SASSYCASSYSMOMMY
"My great-grandmother's recipe for stollen, a German Holiday Bread. Most people put frosting on top, but I don't."
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1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 (.25 ounce) envelope
active dry yeast
5 2/3 cups
Tastes pretty close to my Grandma's recipe. I halved recipe and next time will make whole. A powdered sugar glaze drizzled over is a nice touch.
EDIT: Well, I made it for Christmas for the whole family (And we haven't had my grandma's stollen sinced she passed away in 1997). It was a hit! I followed the recipe exactly but added 2 cups raisins. So tender and flaky with a hint of lemon.
I have had many different types of stollen, however, this recipe is not for a stollen rather more a Raisin Bread or Breakfast bread. Stollen has more ingredients and is coated in Powder sugar. The Bread tasted best with honey butter on it.
Finally someone who bakes a German Stollen like my German Mother (Yes she was born ans raised in Germany) taught me. I've had discussion with people who tried to tell me it wasn't authentic. But then, it isn't the Dresdener Stollen is it?
My husband's parents are immigrants from Germany. They have a tradition of making Stollen and delivering it to all the neighbors on Christmas Eve. My husband always wants to do the same. My mother-in-law gave me the recipe, but without any instructions! This recipe was very similar to hers, so I just followed these instructions and it turned out great! We coated it with some powdered sugar glaze with almond extract. This added just the right taste to compliment it.
Made this today for a catering event at work. It was great! I used apricot and dried cranberry's since that was the only dried fruit I had. Many compliments.
I will use this recipe again.
Thank you for sharing it.
it's not frosting that you put on top, it's powdered sugar with a bit of lemon juice mixed. And it's just a very thin layer which makes it just right.
The taste was very good, however, since it had only 1 envelope for over 5 cups of flour it did not raise much. Rule of thumb is 1 envelope for 3 cups of flour. I added cardamom 1/2 tsp. The lemon zest gave it that special taste.
Wonderful stollen, just like my Germany grandma used to make...just the right amount of subtle flavors. It makes a HUGE loaf...next time I will make two smaller loaves rather than one.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Fashioned Stollen
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 234
** Calories from Fat: 81
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