#348 The Stollen has arisen..

Every Christmas I make a stollen. Not for any reason other than the fact that I like marzipan. Buy a stollen from a shop and there won’t be enough marzipan in it. Make your own, and you can put as much marzipan in as you like – and yes, I like it a lot!

Today then, was the day for baking of my Christmas stollen. It starts out as just a big ball of dough, with nutmeg and lemon thrown in for good measure. It’s then a case of letting it rise..

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Next comes the fun bit. Rolling it out and adding the mixed fruit and chopped nuts, as well as triple extra marzipan! Forming it around a bowl to create the circle, and then leaving it to rise yet again.

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Into the oven for about 25 mins or so, then it comes out looking not at all bad! After cooling for a couple of hours ( enough time for a quick run!) and the addition of some icing makes it look even better..

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The final touch was a bit more icing, plus a scattering of chopped walnut pieces.

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The next stage will be eating it. I’m looking forward to that bit!

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One Response to #348 The Stollen has arisen..

  1. oneangrychef says:

    Looking good Steve!

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