Holiday Stollen

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


Fruit Mixture

cup golden raisins
cup mixed candied fruit
cup coarsely chopped candied cherries
cup blanched slivered almonds
cup rum


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

Frosting and Garnish

cup powdered sugar
to 2 tablespoons milk
Whole almonds
Candied cherries


  1. 1 In small bowl, combine all fruit mixture ingredients; mix well. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.




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