Learn how to make the traditional German fruit bread called Stollen.

Another Christmas tutorial this week! There are some traditional festive recipes that add so much meaning and joy to those special days of the year.

To name a few, there’s Lebkuchen, which is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread. Panettone which is a sweet bread from Italy. Plum pudding or Christmas Pudding from Great Britain. Kulich, which is a Russian and Orthodox Easter bread. We can count many many more.

So in this tutorial I will be showing you how to make a Christmas Stolen which is a famous traditional fruit bread that originated from Dresden, Germany and is about 500 years old.

Christmas Stollen Recipe

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Tools & Materials
PVC Pipe Shop Online
Often used to create pillars between cake tiers. Can also be used within the cake to provide extra internal support. Serdar often uses a PVC pipe to roll fondant.
For butter
For Icing sugar
Box Cutter Shop Online
Set of Scrapers
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Christmas ribbon
2 inches thick by 32 cm long
Red ribbon
1 inch thick by 40cm long
Gold twister
Little bell
Gold foil
35cm by 17cm
Cellophane Shop Online
40cm by 40cm
Hot glue gun
Recipes & Ingredients

7.5kg for 12 x 625g

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....[read more]
Butter Wikipedia

400g for brushing

Butter is a solid dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. It is generally used as a spread on plain or toasted bread products and a condiment on cooked vegetables, as well as in cooking, such as baking, sauce making, and pan frying. Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water.
Icing Sugar Mixture Wikipedia

1kg for coating mix with vanilla powder

Icing sugar mixture, also known as confectioners' sugar or powdered sugar, is pulverised granulated sugar crushed together with a small amount (about three percent) of cornflour. This icing sugar is great to use when making icing for kids' birthday cakes or dusting sweet treats.


  • Hello Chef, what is the proportion between icing sugar and vanilla powder for the icing mixture?

    • This can be determined by tasting. Also, it is important to know which kind of vanilla powder is available for your use. Some vanilla powders are very strong and can not be used too much for health reasons.

  • Hello chef, thank you for a great recipe. I made 2 loaves and they were great. I was wondering if you had a recipe for Macaroons, I’ve tried few different ones, but none so far have been very consistent in final result.
    Thank you very much in advance.

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