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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 3188kcal
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


  • Dissolve yeast in warm milk until creamy (about 10 minutes).
  • 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.
  • When dough pulls together, turn onto lightly floured surface and knead in the fruit. Continue to knead until smooth.
  • Oil a large bowl and place dough in it. Cover with damp cloth until risen to double the original size.
  • 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.
  • Place loaf, seam side down, on greased baking sheet.
  • Cover with damp cloth and rise again to twice the size.
  • Pre heat oven to 175 C and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 150C and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar and cinnamon before serving.
  • This bread keeps in a tin for weeks. We are often eating it at New Year! It toasts very well.


Calories: 3188kcal | Carbohydrates: 457g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 121g | Saturated Fat: 47g | Cholesterol: 342mg | Sodium: 4228mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 178g | Vitamin A: 2660IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 497mg | Iron: 7.3mg