Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

This classic German fruit-studded yeast bread is distinguished by a rich sweet dough spiced with mace.

Recipe from Family Circle
YIELD
3 stollen (8 servings each)
PREP TIME
30 mins

Christmas Stollen

This classic German fruit-studded yeast bread is distinguished by a rich sweet dough spiced with mace.

Recipe from Family Circle
Recipe from Family Circle
Ingredients
  •  Stollen:
  • 3/4  cup milk
  • 1/2  cup water
  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) butter
  • 4 1/4  cups bread flour (not self-rising)
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 2   teaspoons salt
  • 2   envelopes active dry yeast
  • 1   egg
  • 3/4  cup candied fruit
  • 3/4  cup nuts, such as almonds, pecans and/or walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2  cup raisins
  • 1   teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1   teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 3/4  teaspoon ground mace
  •  Topping:
  • 2   tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4  cup granulated sugar
  • 3   tablespoons confectioners' sugar
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Directions
Stollen:
1. 
Heat milk, water and butter in small saucepan until 120 degrees F on instant-read thermometer.
2. 
Whisk 1 1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt and yeast in large bowl. Add warm milk mixture; beat on medium 2 minutes. Add egg and 1 cup flour; beat on high 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour until batter is stiff. Transfer to greased bowl; turn to coat. Cover with plastic; let rise in warm place until doubled, 1 1/2 hours.
3. 
Combine candied fruit, nuts, raisins, rinds and mace in bowl. Knead fruit mixture into dough.
4. 
Divide dough into thirds. On surface, roll third into oval, 10 x 8 inches. Fold in half lengthwise; curve each end slightly. Transfer each to greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Repeat with remaining dough.
5. 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
6. 
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until bottom of stollen sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Let cool on rack.
Topping:
1. 
Brush loaves with melted butter. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Dust tops with the confectioners' sugar.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 219, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 23, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 33, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 207, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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