Sliced Stollen Loaf, with Marzipan, almonds and fruit on show
Slices of Fresh Stollen
I first ate Stollen about 20 years ago. It was bought at a discount grocery store, Aldi. My family and I really liked it and bought if regularly until the season ended. The store only carried it around October to December. We loved this delicious, fruit cake like dessert.
This is my first attempt to bake it. My vegan version is adapted from the original Dresden Stollen. It is made without the use of eggs and dairy products. I am very happy with the results as it very closely resembles the original Stollen that we had enjoyed.
If you are not familiar with Stollen, here is a link that gives a detailed explanation about Stollen. This vegan version is modified from a version given to me by my friend, Mary.
I describe Stollen as a fruity bread with Marzipan. I used Almond Milk and Vegan butter. Any non dairy milk should work. If you prefer to use regular milk and butter, that should work just fine.
Here is the recipe. Please note that the recipe makes 2 loaves. You can easily make just one loaf by dividing the amounts listed.
Stollen, just out of the oven
Stollen dough shaped into loaves, ready to be baked
Marzipan applied to stollen dough
Dough has risen after a 2 hours
Ingredients mixed. Now the dough must rise
The Marzipan mix is ready, a mix of almonds, powdered sugar and water
Ingredients for Marzipan, ground almonds Dough & powdered sugar
It was recently brought to my attention that I had omitted explaining where to add the rest of the sugar. I only mentioned using 1 tsp. with the yeast mixture. I do apologize for the omission. This has now been corrected.
To make baking easier, select all your ingredients before you begin, so you are not hunting for ingredients while in the midst of baking. I find that the marzipan is what makes the stollen special. If you do not care for marzipan or are allergic to nuts, simply leave out the marzipan. In you decide to leave out the marzipan, you will lose some of the sweet taste. To compensate for this, sprinkle abut 1/3 cup of sugar on the dough, as the marzipan is sweet.
You may choose to buy Marzipan or use the recipe that is on this website. Please let me know how your stollen turns out.
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