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Posted on 2007-10-17

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Christmas Stollen

Ingredients

1/4 oz Yeast (dried), active 1 package
3/4 c Water, warm
1/2 c Sugar, granulated
3 lg Eggs
1 Egg yolk
1/2 c Butter, soft
3 1/2 c Flour
1 T Lemon peel, grated
1 c Almonds (blanched), chopped
1/2 c Citronat (candied lemon peel), cut into small pieces
1/2 c Orangenat (candied orange peel), cut into small pieces
1/2 c Raisins

Directions

Dissolve the yeast in the water and proof it.

Add the sugar, eggs, egg yolk, butter and half of the flour.

Beat for 10 minutes.

Blend in the remaining flour, nuts, fruits and peel.

Let rise about 1 1/2 hours, until doubled. Punch down, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Knead the dough.

Roll into one or two rectangles, butter it, and fold over the edges to make a rolled loaf.

Place on a greased cookie sheet with the folded edges down.

Spread with a combination of 1 egg white and about 1 T water.

Let rise until doubled in size (45 to 60 minutes).

Bake 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees F. until golden brown.

Makes 1 large or 2 small loaves.

Time: hand-on time: 30 minutes
rising times: 1 1/2 hours + overnight + 1 hour
baking time: 30-35 minutes.

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Source:Pastry Wiz PastryWiz Food Resource Center

 

Comments

 
There is nothing that says Christmas like fruit and nut based breads. There have to be some of my favorite Christmas Recipes because you really can only bake and have them once a year. I work with Better Recipes so I am constantly looking at recipes and I have to say that Christmas recipes are my favorite.
Lauren on 2010-09-16
 
 

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