Stollen is a fruit bread of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar. It is a traditional German bread eaten during the Christmas season, when it is called Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. This is my recipe for Stollen which I have used for years.
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Weight Per Unit: 894
Number of Units: 12
|A||2150||75.7 ounces||Bread Flour||sifted|
|B||625||2.6 cups||Room temp|
|C||100||3.5 ounces||Dry yeast|
Mix Cinnamon , All spice and Ginger powder
Homemade Candied Orange
|125 g each 22 cm sticks|
Icing sugar mix with Vanilla powder
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|1||Mix||The Rum, Raisins and Orange||few days before|
|2||Place||Flour on clean bench top||Well shape in the middle|
|3||Place||Place the Yeast, a table spoon of Sugar and part of milk in the centre|
|4||Mix||With a bit of flour||Soft sloppy|
|5||Wait||Wait till cracks appear||20 minutes|
|6||Place||Place the Almond around the flour|
|7||Place||Place all other ingredients in the middle except the fruit|
|8||Mix||Mix only the centre part||Sloppy mix|
|9||Mix||Mix the centre part with the flour||Starting to form a dough|
|10||Add||Add the fruit mixture|
|11||Mix||Mix till the mixture forms into a dough||Shape longish|
|12||Prove||Covered with cling wrap||30 minutes|
|13||Portion||625g each||Long pieces|
|14||Prove||Covered with cling wrap||30 minutes|
|16||Place||Place marzipan inside and fold|
|17||Prove||Cover with cling wrap||30 minutes|
|18||Bake||185 Centigrade||15 - 20 minutes|
|20||Bake||Till finish||Total 30 minutes approx.|