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GERMAN STOLLEN Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Judith Beck

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
BREAD
1 Tbsp dry yeast
cup water
cup butter
1 cup scalded milk
cup sugar
1 tsp salt
tsp cardamom
4 - 5 cups sifted flour
1 egg
1 cup golden raisins
cup currants
cup chopped mixed candied fruits
2 Tbsps grated orange peel
1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
cup coarsely ground blanced almonds

GLAZE
2 cups sifted powderd sugar
cup hot water
1 tsp melted butter

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375
Grease 3 baking sheets

BREAD
Soften yeast in cup warm water.

Melt butter in hot milk; add sugar, salt, and cardamom; cool to lukewarm.
Stir in 2 cups of flour. Add egg and beat well.
Stir in softened yeast, fruits, peels and nuts.
Add remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn our on lightly floured surface.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Knead 5 - 8 minutes or till smooth and satiny.

Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.
Cover and let rise in a warm place till double, about 1 hours.
Punch down; turn out on lightly floured surface and divid into 3 equal parts.
Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
Roll each part into 12 x 7 inch rectangle.
Without stretching dough, fold long side over to within 1 inch of opposite side to make typical stollen shape; seal edges.
Place on greased baking sheets.
Cover and let rise till almost double, about 30 - 45 minutes.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
While warm, brush with glaze.

GLAZE
Combine powdered sugar, water and melted butter. Stir till it forms a thin frosting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I remember Kathryn making this bread just before Christmas. She'd save one for out Christmas morning and give the other to neighbors or friends.

 

 

 

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