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
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!