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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This is a easy quick bread version of the traditional German Christmas bread made with yeast. No waiting for dough to rise. No waiting for bread to mellow. I do not care for the citron and orange peel, so I substitute with orange flavored dried cranberries. This recipe makes 2 medium loaves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Beat all other ingredients except fruit together in a large bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to bowl and combine thoroughly.
  5. Add fruit and mix well.
  6. Place dough on floured surface and knead lightly. (If too sticky, add a little more flour).
  7. Cut dough into 2 equal pieces.
  8. Shape each piece into stollen shape and place both on large cookie sheet (keep loaves at least 4 inches from one another to allow room for rising in the oven).
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Reduce heat to 300°F and bake an additional 20-25 minutes.
  11. When done, wait 5 minutes and spread each with melted butter and sprinkle thickly with powdered sugar to form a glaze.
  12. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

4 5

Quite good, traditional flavors. I also made some marzipan and rolled it in the middle. This makes 2 rather large loaves, so be prepared, I wasn't! Thanks for a great recipe, it only took about 1/3 of the time as a yeast recipe!

4 5

It's turned out well. I got good raves from my German family. I think I'll add marzipan next year.