Dec 15, 2016

Christmas Stollen Recipe - German Stollen Recipe


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


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:
Tutti fruity

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


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.


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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