Recipe For Stollen

Last week I flew up to Johannesburg as my sister is visiting from Australia with my nieces. I stayed with my parents and got to spend some time with friends, as well as my mother-in-law. I went to have morning coffee with Marguerite and beforehand I went shopping at the Woolworths on Grayston Drive. I chose a selection of biscuits, chocolates and carrot cake and my mother-in-law and I indulged in a decadent mid morning snack. I also left her with enough treats to last the week before she moved to Hoekwil. When my mom got home I told her that Woolworths had a special of 20% off stollen and lebkuchen. My mom is of German descent and Christmas always means lots of cookies and slices of stollen. She told me she doesn’t have a good recipe for stollen and has not made it in years. I knew there was a recipe for my bread maker and I told my mom I would make the stollen and if it was great, I would send her the recipe. You don’t need a bread maker for this recipe as you could do the kneading in a mixer, or by hand if you prefer. It was just good fortune that two of the challenges I try and do each month have stollen as the ‘to do’ recipe. I’ve now killed three birds with one stone! I placed the ingredients into the bread maker and Dave and I left to get one thing from the shop. That one thing turned into 5 and we were out of the house for over 3 hours. When we got home it was hot, and the stollen proved amazingly well. It is summer and nearly holidays and I will be making more breads to enjoy and share with you.

do you have a Christmas tradition?

Stollen
Stollen

 

Stollen
 
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Ingredients
for the dough
  • 125mls milk
  • 125mls water
  • 60mls melted butter
  • 5mls salt
  • 60mls caster sugar - I used fructose
  • 600g bread flour
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 10mls yeast
for the filling
  • 125mls raisins
  • 60mls sultanas - I used crimson raisins
  • 60mls Glace cherries - I used dried cherries
  • 40mls mixed peel - I used dried cranberries
  • 60mls slivered almonds
  • 40mls brandy
to make the stollen
  • 40mls melted butter
  • 60mls icing sugar
Method
for the dough
  1. Place ingredients into the bread maker and set on dough - bread
for the filling
  1. Soak the dried fruit and nuts in the brandy in a covered bowl for 2 hours
to make the stollen
  1. Turn the dough out and flatten to a 25cm x 25cm square
  2. Scatter the fruit and nuts on top
  3. Knead to incorporate
  4. Roll out to a 35cm x 20cm oval
  5. Fold in half lengthways
  6. Place on a lightly greased baking tray
  7. Brush on the melted butter
  8. Cover loosely with cling film and prove for an hour
  9. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  10. Bake for 35 minutes
  11. Remove and cool on a wire rack
  12. When cool, dust with the icing sugar

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I am submitting this recipe to Meeta’s Monthly Mingle, which is being hosted this month by Jungle Frog Cooking and to Twelve Loaves which is hosted by JaimeLora and Barb.
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45 thoughts on “Recipe For Stollen

  1. I am thrilled to have found this recipe, Tandy. I have been looking for a Stollen recipe for Christmas this year.

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    1. Please let me know how it works out. I might make it again this year if I have time 🙂

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  2. This looks great, I love stollen and must try to make my own one day!

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    1. Thank you so much Jayne 🙂

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  3. Your stollen looks great. I published a vegan version, my way, yesterday! Check it out! Yours looks wonderfulç

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    1. I shall pop in to look when I get the internet back – thanks Sophie 🙂

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  4. hi Tandy!! Wow! You’ve been busy with family! That’s always nice! haha.. Your mum must be happy that you can make your own stollen! Delicious! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the visit Sammie! The stollen was very delicious. Maybe I’ll make her some when I visit next 🙂

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  5. How tasty looking!
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    1. thank you yummychunklet 🙂

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  6. I bake my stollen also usually w/out the marzipan because my kids won’t enjoy it. Your stollen is beautiful, Tandy. Perfect addition to this month’s Boozy #TwelveLoaves:)
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    1. thank you Lora 🙂

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  7. Great photo!
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    1. thanks Tok 🙂

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  8. I adore stollen ever since having it fresh overseas! The ones that we get here are packaged and not so fresh but a fresh one is a thing of beauty indeed!
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    1. That is why I love making my own breads 🙂

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  9. One of my favorite holiday treats. This sounds like an easy recipe for your mom.
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    1. it was very simple Karen 🙂

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  10. Thanks so much for this recipe, Tandy. I have a bread maker and have made every bread recipe from the recipe book that came with it so I’ll give this one a go 🙂

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    1. I am on my second book of recipes Hope 🙂

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  11. Brandy + Fruit? This is definitely a winner =)
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    1. thank you Squishy 🙂

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  12. Oh Tandy, I like this treat…but never made it…since we grew up in Brazil…our tradition asks for panettone…
    Have a great week!
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    1. It is so interesting that you have the same traditional bread as Italy 🙂

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  13. Hope you had fun my friend 🙂
    And stollen is one of the best Christmas treats!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. I had an amazing time indeed Uru 🙂

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  14. Oh, yum. I’ve seen stollen in the shops and never considered making it! After those photographs I must try…
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    1. It is remarkably easy and so tasty 🙂

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  15. Beautiful Stollen Tandy!
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    1. thank you Sarah 🙂

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  16. I love a good stollen but unfortunately for some reason mine haven’t been what I want them to be so I am still working on making the perfect one. This does look pretty good so maybe I should try your recipe. Thanks for taking part in the Monthly Mingle this month!
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    1. I hope you try it and that you find it as good as I did Simone 🙂

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  17. So lovely to be able to spend time with our mom, and spoil her a bit. 🙂 That Stollen looks really yummity. 🙂
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    1. I love spoiling people AD 🙂

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  18. We eat panettone at Christmas (you did a recipe last year if I rememeber which seriously impressed me!) but I really like Stollen and have often thought I´d like to give it a try! Well done on yours, it looks great and so glad you got to spend time with your family.
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    1. I did a panettone post last year – well remembered! I love this more actually as it toasts well, which is a good thing as the loaf was HUGE 🙂

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  19. Looks fabulous Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy
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    1. thank you Mandy 🙂

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  20. Tandy this sounds lovely. I have not made this bread before and now I would like to try your easy recipe. Take care, BAM
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    1. It is so delicious I am having it for afternoon tea each day until it is finished 🙂

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  21. Lovely post Tandy. I don’t have a bread maker but I do like making bread from scratch so I will just use the rest of the recipe (soaking fruit etc) and make it sans machine 🙂 xx
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    1. this is easy to do without the machine – I usually do that if the weather is good 🙂

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  22. Tandy, the strangest thing – when I saw your stollen photo, I instantly could smell it! It looks fabulous and I’m glad it doesn’t have marzipan in it! 🙂
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    1. I love it when that happens to me! Like when I can taste your chocolates just by looking at them 🙂

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