Dec 15, 2016

Christmas Stollen Recipe - German Stollen Recipe


WIKI:

Stollen  is a fruit bread containing dried fruit and often covered with powdered sugar or icing sugar. The bread is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen is a traditional German bread usually eaten during the Christmas season, when it is called Weihnachtsstollen (after "Weihnachten") or Christstollen (after Christ).






There are so many variations this stollen is made, some recipes has a marzipan stuffed inside the bread. But this version which i am showing you is easy to make and it taste amazing with a cup of coffee or tea. You can even use this bread to make french toast on the christmas morning. Leftover stollen makes a great bread pudding. 



Hope you will give this a try and let em know how it turns out for you.



Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 2 hours
Baking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves: 5 to 6

Ingredients:

Warm Milk - 3/4 cup 
Sugar - 3 tblspn
Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups + more as needed
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 4 tblspn melted
Dried fruits - 3/4 cup 
Rum - 3 tblspn
Cinnamon Powder - 1 tsp
Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cloves Powder - 1/4 tsp
Egg - 1
Confectioners Sugar / Icing Sugar - 1/4 cup for dusting on top

Dried Fruits Used:
Raisans 
Tutti fruity
Cranberries
Sultanas
Cherries

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)

Method:

Couple days before baking, soak dried fruits in rum.

Heat warm milk in a bowl, add sugar and mix well. Add in yeast and set aside for 5 mins so the yeast activates.

Now add in egg and whisk well. 

Now take flour, salt in a bowl and whisk well. 

Add in the soaked dried fruits and mix well.

Add the milk mix and melted butter and knead to a dough.

Cover and set aside for 1 hour.

Now punch back the air out and add the spice powders and knead well.

Now Shape it into log like and place it in a parchment lined baking pan.

Let it rise for 30 mins. During the last 10 mins of rising, preheat oven to 190 degree C / 375 degree F. oven.

Now brush the top with egg and bake for 25 to 30 mins in a 190 degree C / 375 degree F. oven.

Remove from oven and brush the top with melted butter. Once it is cooled enough, sprinkle top with confectioners sugar. Slice and serve.

Pictorial:


Couple days back, take dried fruits in a bowl


add rum or wine


mix well..set this aside for couple of days.

Take milk in a sauce pan and warm it slighly


add sugar


sprinkle yeast over it


set aside for 5 mins till it activates


add in one egg


whisk well


take butter in a pan and melt it out


take flour in a bowl


add salt


mix well


add some of the soaked dry fruits..the fruits are soaked in little rum 


mix well


add the egg mix


add melted butter


mix to a dougg


now the dough is done


cover and set aside somewhere warm for 1 hour


now it is well risen


transfer the dough to a floured surface


sprinkle over spice powders


knead well


shape like this


fold like this


pinch the edges


fold like this


place the dough in a baking pan


let it rise for 30 mins or so..brush the top with beaten egg


bake till golden


brush the top with melted butter


dust with icing sugar


Slice and serve

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