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About this recipe: A very traditional stollen that I make every Christmas. This stollen is loaded with dried fruit, candied peel and almonds.


Serves: 15 

  • 1kg plain flour
  • 80g fresh yeast
  • 1 pinch caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lukewarm milk
  • 375ml lukewarm milk
  • 250g butter
  • 200g raisins or sultanas
  • 250g blanched almonds, chopped
  • 100g candied lemon peel
  • 100g candied orange peel
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • icing sugar for dusting

Prep:2hr30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

  1. Place the flour in a large bowl and crumble the yeast over it. Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar and add a tablespoon of warm milk. Cover and let rest 1 hour in a warm place.
  2. Heat the butter and milk in a saucepan over low heat till melted.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture, milk and butter mixture, almonds, candied peel, salt, sugar and egg yolks. Mix until a soft dough forms, then fold in the sultanas. Cover bowl and let stand in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has risen to twice the original size.
  4. Shape dough into a loaf, then place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
  5. Bake in the oven at 190 C / Gas 5 for about 45 to 60 minutes.
  6. After baking spread with 2 tablespoons melted butter and dust with icing sugar while the loaf is still hot.



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Excellent recipe. THe instructions and quantities are not exactly the same as those of the video, and I followed the video. Tasty, ridiculously easy and it yields two big loaves. I would say it is true it serves 15. - 24 Dec 2012

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