Stollen for Daring Bakers
Stollen has always been a part of my Christmas. My German dad buys it every year from the store. I can't remember a year that I haven't eaten a bit of Stollen. Sometimes filled with marzipan or rum flavored. I've been looking for a reason to make it myself and what better reason than my first Daring Bakers challenge? Plus its a great way to practice my German. Fröhliche Weihnachten!
Stollen is a sweet bread, much like fruit cake but denser and I think usually not as sweet. Traditionally Stollen is filled with a role of marzipan to symbolize the baby Jesus wrapped in cloth. I chose not to fill my Stollen with marzipan. If you would like to, its easy to make or you can buy marzipan.
|"And a piece of Stollen in a Christmas tree"|