Healthy Meal Prep
Christmas Stollen Recipe

Christmas Stollen

Description

A German Christmas tradition, this sweet yeast bread is packed with dried fruits, with a ribbon of marzipan in the middle.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • ⅔ cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • ⅓ cup currants
  • ⅓ cup sultana raisins
  • ⅓ cup red candied cherries, quartered
  • ⅔ cup diced candied citron
  • 6 ounces marzipan
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the egg, white sugar, salt, butter, and 2 cups bread flour; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has begun to pull together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead in the currants, raisins, dried cherries, and citrus peel. Continue kneading until smooth, about 8 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  4. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the marzipan into a rope and place it in the center of the dough. Fold the dough over to cover it; pinch the seams together to seal. Place the loaf, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and bake for a further 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow loaf to cool on a wire rack. Dust the cooled loaf with confectioners' sugar, and sprinkle with the cinnamon.

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Nutritional Information

Christmas Stollen

Servings Per Recipe: 15
Calories: 177.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 5 %
carbohydrates: 9 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 6 %
sugars:
fat: 10 %
saturated fat: 14 %
cholesterol: 8 %
vitamin a iu: 3 %
niacin equivalents: 5 %
vitamin b6: 3 %
vitamin c: 1 %
folate: 5 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 4 %
magnesium: 4 %
potassium: 3 %
sodium: 12 %
thiamin: 3 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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