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Holiday Stollen

Holiday Stollen
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 5 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 14
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.
Updated October 10, 2014

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
24g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
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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