This stollen turned out great. I added some cloves and used almond paste instead of marzipan, I couldn't seem to find it in the store. I also couldn't find currants, so I used cranberries in their place. The loaf turned out very tender and delicious. I was afraid the spices wouldn't distribute evenly by kneading, but they went in great. We'll be making this agian next Christmas.
This is a great stollen. We've tried several recipes but this is the first one we really liked. We used more spices, like cloves, as well as some lemon and orange zest, and made a sort of makeshift marzipan with almonds, icing sugar and honey to hold it together. It turned out perfectly.
This was fantastic. I always merely endured eating my mother's stollen in years past due to its dryness. This recipe was great! I made the bread in a bread maker, then added the fruit after that. Thanks for this recipe. P.S. Made this again this year (2010) and used my bread maker. It is a Panasonic SD-YD150 and it was really struggling with the Liquid:Dry. I added about 1/3 cup more flour and it turned out excellent again.
I love this stollen! It is a great mix of spices and fruits and really is surprisingly simple to make. I used less candied peel and more raisins and currants, and I let it rise longer than suggested, because I just couldn't wait around for 3 hours at once, but it turned out moist and plump, just as I had hoped. Thanks for sharing!