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Christmas Stollen

This is an old German recipe. Traditional sweet bread is a Christmas treat. We have it for breakfast with Strawberry champagne.
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword christmas stollen, stollen recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 3188 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 tablespoon dried yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup glace cherries
  • 2/3 cup diced citron peel
  • 6 ounces marzipan (buy real, or make your own)
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk until creamy (about 10 minutes).
  2. Combine yeast with egg, white sugar, salt, butter and 2 cups bread flour; beat well. Add remaining flour ¼ cup at a time, stirring well.
  3. When dough pulls together, turn onto lightly floured surface and knead in the fruit. Continue to knead until smooth.
  4. Oil a large bowl and place dough in it. Cover with damp cloth until risen to double the original size.
  5. Grease a baking sheet and deflate dough (‘punch down’) and turn out onto floured surface. Roll marzipan into a rope and place in centre of dough.
  6. Place loaf, seam side down, on greased baking sheet.
  7. Cover with damp cloth and rise again to twice the size.
  8. Pre heat oven to 175 C and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 150C and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar and cinnamon before serving.
  10. This bread keeps in a tin for weeks. We are often eating it at New Year! It toasts very well.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Stollen
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3188 Calories from Fat 1089
% Daily Value*
Fat 121g186%
Saturated Fat 47g235%
Cholesterol 342mg114%
Sodium 4228mg176%
Potassium 1221mg35%
Carbohydrates 457g152%
Fiber 22g88%
Sugar 178g198%
Protein 70g140%
Vitamin A 2660IU53%
Vitamin C 87mg105%
Calcium 497mg50%
Iron 7.3mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.