- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 2/3 cup warm milk
- 2 Large eggs
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter--softened
- 2 1/2 cup bread flour
- 1/3 cup currants
- 1/3 cup sultanas/raisins
- 1/3 cup candied cherries (halved or quartered)
- 2/3 cup diced and candied citron
- 8 oz marzipan
- 1 tbsp confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
Stollen is mistakenly believed to be the French version of the Christmas fruitcake.
But au contrairemon ami, it is a delicious loaf of bread that is baked with candied fruits in the batter and dusted with sugar.
Well come to think of it, it is technically a cake of sorts but the French don’t term it as such and since we are following everything to the t, we will assume it is a type of sweet bread as well.
It is an easy recipe that anyone delving into French patisserie can make and is surely pleasing to the taste buds.
It is 350 calories per slice so eating in moderation is recommended.
How to Make Stollen
9th December is National Pastry Day.