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Mom's Christmas Stollen

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Category: Holiday, Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Golden raisins
  • 1/2 c Mixed fruit; candied (up to
  • -1)
  • 3 tb Brandy; or rum
  • 1 pk Active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 c Flour (up to 3)
  • 1/2 c Milk
  • 1/3 c Butter; NO substitutes
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 lg Eggs; beaten
  • 2 ts Lime peel; grated
  • 1/3 c Blanched almonds; chopped


Melted butter

Powdered sugar

Combine raisins, fruit and brandy. Let stand for at least an hour (or
overnight). In large mixing bowl combine the yeast, q/2 cup flour and set
aside. In saucepan combine milk, butter, sugar and salt. Heat to lukewarm
and stir into yeast mixture, beating with a whisk or mixer for about 2
minutes. Add the beaten eggs and lime peel, beating until well blended. Mix
in the brandied fruit, almonds and enough of the remaining flour to make a
soft, non-sticky, dough. Knead on a floured board for about 5 minutes or
until the dough is smooth and elastic. Form into a ball. Place in a
buttered bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk
(about 1 1/2 hours). Punch the dough down and let it rest for about 10-15
minutes. Roll the dough out on a floured board. Roll into an 8" x 12" oval.
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Fold in half, lengthwise
to within 1/2" of opposite side. Press closed. Transfer to greased baking
sheet, curving ends slightly to form a crescent. Cover with a kitchen towel
and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in bulk (about 45
minutes). Bake in a 375 degree oven about 20 minutes or until golden brown
and crusty. Cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar. When completely cool,
powder again. Makes 1 stollen. NOTE Mom would often decorate the top of the
stollen with additional candied fruit and almonds and sometimes drizzle a
simple powdered sugar/water/vanilla icing on top. This was *ALWAYS* a part
of our After-Midnight-Mass-Brunch, served with hot steaming Kona Coffee,
while we opened presents.

NOTES : Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)

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