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Stollen is a traditional German bread that usually eaten during the Christmas season; it is packed with sultanas, almonds and crystallised fruit.

Serves: 15 

  • 3 (15g) packets yeast
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lukewarm milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk, lukewarm
  • 250g butter
  • 1kg plain flour
  • 600g mixed fruit
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 200g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour rising  ›  Ready in:2hours 

  1. In a cup add the yeast then sprinkle with a pinch of sugar and add a tablespoon of warm milk. Cover and let rest approximately 15 minutes in a warm place.
  2. Heat the butter and milk in a saucepan over low heat until melted.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast mixture, milk and butter mixture, almonds, crystallised peel, salt, sugar and egg yolks. Mix until a soft dough forms then fold in the sultanas. Cover bowl and let stand in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has risen to twice the original size.
  4. Shape dough into a loaf then place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven at 120 degrees C for about 30 minutes.
  5. After baking brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter then serve warm. Or wait to cool then add your favourite icing.

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