Quick stollen with quark

    1 hour 25 min

    German quark stollen is great as a quick alternative to the more elaborate and lengthier yeasted stollen. Quark cheese is not widely available outside Germany but firm Greek yoghurt makes an adequate substitute.

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    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 200g butter, softened
    • 180g sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g quark cheese or Greek yoghurt
    • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
    • 250g raisins
    • 100g cut mixed peel
    • 125g ground almonds
    • 3 tablespoons rum
    • 500g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Beat butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Add all the other ingredients in order, stirring until smooth.
    3. Divide the mixture into two and form each half into a loaf. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and a tester comes out clean, about 1 hour.
    4. When cool, dust with a generous layer of icing sugar.

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