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Christmas Stollen

29 Oct

NoFoodImage A traditional German Christmas stollen recipe.

-By Christine (Salzer) Strommen

Ingredients:

4 eggs
16 cups flour
1 1/4 lb butter
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cup warm milk
2 tsp salt
grated shell of lemon
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 oz citron
1/4 lb almonds
1 lb seedless raisins
lg cake yeast

Directions:

  1. Set the yeast with milk, and stir in 1 cup flour. Let rise.
  2. Cream butter with sugar, add eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
  3. Add lemon rind. Combine the two mixtures.
  4. Add flour, nutmeg and cinnamon. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  5. Sprinkle small amount of flour over the dried fruits. Mix and add to dough with nuts.
  6. Let rise until double its bulk. Toss on floured board. Divide into equal loaves.
  7. Roll out slightly, spread top with melted butter, fold over. Brush melted butter over top.
  8. Let rise until doubled and bake in a 350 degree oven about 45 minutes.
  9. When slightly cool, brush with plain icing or powdered sugar.
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Posted by on October 29, 2011 in Breads

 

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