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Homemade German Stollen

Homemade Marzipan Stollen

Janice Pattie
A traditional German sweet bread filled with marzipan
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Proving time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 20 slices
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 100 ml warm milk
  • 6 g fast action yeast or 2 tsp dried yeast or 20g fresh yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 225 g plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 200 g mixed dried fruit including glacĂ© cherries
  • 25 g flaked almonds
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 250 g marzipan

To finish

  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 25 g butter melted
  • 50 g icing sugar

Instructions
 

  • Place the milk and yeast into a bowl and mix well. Leave to sit for 5-6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sift the salt, sugar, flour and mixed spice into a large bowl. Add the dried fruit, almonds and butter and mix well then stir in the yeasty milk and mix well.
  • Add the egg and stir to form a dough. Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes, then cover and leave to prove for 20 minutes. .
  • Uncover the dough and turn out onto a clean, floured work surface. Knock the dough back to reduce the volume, then knead the dough for 3-4 minutes
  • Push the dough out by hand into a flat oval shape about 23cm x 18cm/9in x 7in. Roll the marzipan into a sausage shape about 6cm/2in shorter than the dough. .
  • Place the marzipan into the centre of the dough, then fold over the sides of the dough to seal in the marzipan. Then fold in the ends of the dough to contain the marzipan and help give the dough shape
  • Place the stollen seal-side down onto a greased baking tray. Cover and place somewhere warm to prove for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/365F/Gas 4. Place the stollen on the baking tray into the oven to bake for 40 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
  • To finish, remove the stollen from the oven, brush with the rum then melted butter and dust liberally with icing sugar immediately. Allow the stollen to cool, then serve in slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 114IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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