Growing up, my mom made a German sweet bread every Christmas season called stollen. Every year, as an adult, I get hungry for stollen and make it, carrying on the tradition my mom started in my childhood. Here is one recipe I use: Enjoy making it!

German Christmas Stollen

4 cups flour

6 tsps baking powder

2 eggs

1 stick butter, melted (1/2 cup)

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup milk

1 tsp. rum flavouring (optional)

pinch of salt

1/3 pound raisins

4 ounces candied fruit mix

1/4 pound almonds, chopped fine

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Knead until smooth. Shape dough into a loaf. Butter baking sheet, place loaf on sheet and bake for one hour in a 350 degree F oven. Take out from oven, when done, and brush with melted butter. Put a glaze of confectioner frosting on and sprinkle with red and/or green sprinkles for Christmas!

Published by pianobeth7

I'm a mom. Our family lived overseas for 11 1/2 years. The mission field was rich with healing and deepening faith in Christ. I enjoy piano playing, cooking, writing, reading, doing projects. I've been married to my husband since 1990. I have a bachelor degree in social work and a masters in counseling, non-licensure. I've taught creative writing, English, and New Testament at the international school my kids attended while living overseas.

One thought on “Stollen

  1. Yummy. Someone from our church family in NJ would make that for us each year. Then when I joined Tyrone church, we got the same treat every year in MI. That was such a heartwarming surprise for me.


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