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
250g quark cheese or Greek yoghurt
1 lemon, juiced and zested
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
Method Prep:25min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr25min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Beat butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Add all the other ingredients in order, stirring until smooth.
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.
When cool, dust with a generous layer of icing sugar.