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The Daring Baker – Stollen

Another blisteringly quick post here as I’m still on holidays and while the children and spouse are quietly asleep (well the children more so than my snoring Hubby), sitting on the PC seems a bit anti-holiday and I feel the need to hop off and vege out in front of the television!

Stollen

Anyhoo… This month’s Daring Baker challenge was most season appropriate: German Stollen. I don’t know if it’s to do with my background but I have always had a thing for stollen. Actually I am also very partial to panettone so it probably has more to do with the dry texture of both types of Christmas cake. I love it!

Stollen

Stollen

This challenge therefore gave me the chance to make something that I enjoy dearly but would never, ever have thought to try and bake myself. I was pleased to find that the process didn’t differ much from making fine bread (giving the dough a good time to mature in the fridge and plenty of time to prove). I wasn’t terribly creative with my stollen other than putting a good strip of marzipan through one of the wreaths. I’ll blame my lack of time on my equally unimaginative decorations!

Stollen

Stollen

I did however bake a pretty good stollen, even if I do say so myself. I have a good chunk of it waiting for me back at home in the freezer. So happy to have done this challenge and look forward to baking it once again soon (hey, there’s nothing wrong with stollen outside of Christmas is there? :D ).

Stollen

Stollen

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