A sweet German yeast bread, stollen is packed with rum soaked fruit and marzipan and dusted with powder sugar for a winter look.
Yes, another yeast Christmas bread. This time we’re talking a trip to Germany to enjoy a slice of Stollen also known as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen.
Stollen, in a quick definition, is the yeast version of the American fruit cake. Most of the time it has a log of marzipan baked inside it. It contains chopped fruit, chopped candied peel, sometimes chopped nuts (not mine) the log of marzipan and is flavored with fresh ground cardamom and or cinnamon. Sometimes finely grated citrus peel is added. Unlike the Romanian swirl bread, the bread itself is not a very sweet one, the sweetness is given by the dried fruit and also by the powder sugar sprinkled on top. Optional you can mix a powder sugar with few drops of water to make a thick icing and pour it over the bread.
I’ve also made a Panettone but time is running short and I won’t be able to share the recipe with you until the end of #25recipestoXmas. Can you believe today is day 23? Two more recipes to go and some amazing gifts!
Silpain is made specially for baking bread. Just like Silpat it’s a non-stick mat but it has a gazillion of mini-holes allowing the water from the dough to seep through it on the baking sheet giving the bread a great crusty finish (now you can have a bottom crust as well, not just the top!)
For the giveaway details please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Also, you might want to check out my friend Abeer’s Christmas Extravaganza
1. Poppy seed roll (Makowiec) from Raven at Ravienomnoms
2. Annabelle’s ginger crisps from Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake
3. Chocolate cranberry skillet cake from Sandra at Sandra’s Easy Cooking
4. Chocolate cookies with candied fruit slices from Kate at Diethood
5. Pistachio and cardamom semifreddo with rose cream from Manu at Manu’s Menu
6. Rose syrup chocolate bark from Abeer at Cakewhiz
And now the giveaway part!
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The giveaway is open until December 31st at 11:59 p.m. EST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your mandatory comment. Winner will be announced on this post. I will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!