How to make it

  • Crumble yeast into lukewarm milk and stir until dissolved. Stir in 3 1/3 cups flour. Cover and let rise 20 minutes.
  • In large mixer bowl, beat together the butter, margarine, sugar, salt, 3 1/3 cups flour, grated lemon peel and flavorings. (Mixture will be very stiff). Add yeast mixture and mix well at slow speed until well combined. Add almonds, drained raisins and candied peels. Let dough rest for 30 minutes until increased in volume by about 1/4.
  • Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the marzipan into a rope and place it in the center of the dough. Fold the dough over to cover it; pinch the seams together to seal. Place the loaf, seam side down, Repeat with second half of dough.
  • Transfer breads to greased baking sheets seam side down. Cover and let rise about 30 to 40 minutes or until dough has increased in volume by 1/4. Bake at 330 F. about 45 minutes, until golden brown and a knitting needle inserted into bread comes out clean. Wash with melted butter. Sift with confectioner's sugar.
  • Marzipan Preparation:
  • Grind the almonds in a blender or coffee grinder -- or with a mortar and pestle -- until they resemble a fine powder.
  • In a bowl, beat the egg whites with salt until frothy. Add the vanilla, almond extract or rosewater.
  • Sift in the first 3 cups of powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, kneading the mass in the bowl after each addition. Add just enough of the last cup of powdered sugar to form smooth, pliable dough that is not too sticky.
  • Divide the dough into portions and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container up to 8 weeks

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  • murka 9 years ago
    I can't wait to make this! Stollen is one of my favorites!
    Thank you for posting this awesome recipe!
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  • ttaaccoo 11 years ago
    Thank you Ranger for this family recipe. Stollen is an indescribable delicacy. Hope I can pull it off! happy cooking!! trish
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...
    An older aunt in my former in-laws' family and who passed away several years ago, made this every Christmas. Thank you for helping me to recall a lovely memory and for the wonderful post.
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  • 22566 11 years ago
    One delightful recipe,making a person feel of nobility~~~One thing in life that does get better with age....Now....if only my name was "Stollen" I would have it made.

    Thank-you for sharing your beloved family recipe.

    Hope you are having a good day.

    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    what a super awsome Stollen thanks rescue ranger a fantastic recipe
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