Holiday Stollen

Looking for a sweet bread recipe? Then check out this fruit filled bread frosted and garnished with almonds and cherries – just perfect for the holidays.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 5 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 14

Ingredients

Fruit Mixture

1/2
cup golden raisins
1/2
cup mixed candied fruit
1/2
cup coarsely chopped candied cherries
1/2
cup blanched slivered almonds
1/4
cup rum

Dough

3 1/2
to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1
pkg. active dry yeast
3/4
cup milk
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup shortening or margarine
1
egg

Frosting and Garnish

1
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
Whole almonds
Candied cherries
  • 1 In small bowl, combine all fruit mixture ingredients; mix well. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. In small saucepan, heat 3/4 cup milk, water and shortening until very warm (120 to 130°F.). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  • 3 By hand, stir in an additional 2 cups flour and fruit mixture until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl. On floured surface, knead in 1/2 to 1 cup flour until dough is elastic, about 5 minutes. (Dough will be sticky).
  • 4 Place dough in greased bowl; turn to grease all sides. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 5 Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Cover; let rise in warm place until almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • 6 Grease cookie sheet. Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. On lightly floured surface, roll to 12x8-inch oval. Fold in half lengthwise; form into crescent shape. Press folded edge firmly and pinch open edges together to prevent dough from springing open during baking. Place on greased cookie sheet. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, 35 to 45 minutes.
  • 7 Heat oven to 375°F. Uncover dough. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool on wire rack for 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 8 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough milk for spreading consistency; blend until smooth. Spread over cooled loaf. Garnish with almonds and candied cherries.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Slice
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    56g
    56%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    24g
    24%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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