Rating: 4 stars
20 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

My great-grandmother's recipe for stollen, a German Holiday Bread. Most people put frosting on top, but I don't.

Recipe Summary

cook:
50 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 large loaf
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling; mix in 1/2 cup sugar, salt, lemon zest, and butter. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. In a small bowl, mix together yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1/4 cup water; stir into milk. Beat in 2 eggs and egg yolks. Mix in 3 cups flour. Cover, and let rise in a warm place.

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  • Mix in the raisins and nuts. Gradually mix in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Place dough in a well-oiled bowl, cover, and set aside to rise.

  • Divide dough into 3 balls. Roll each ball out into a thick log, braid, and tuck the ends under. Place on a large cookie sheet, and set aside to rise one more time.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Brush beaten egg over the dough. It gives a shine to it.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Great-grandmother's Notes

It does give a large cake. I make 2 of them and bake it in a big cookie tin. Most people put frosting on top, but I dont. I just love it. There is not much sugar in it. It really does require a little work, because you have to leave it rise three times. I really always put 1 cup raisins in it. Also take 2 cups milk. Then just add a little more flour. As long as you go through the work, might as well make a little more.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 33.6g; fat 9g; cholesterol 56.8mg; sodium 203.4mg. Full Nutrition
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