Christmas Stollen

Recipe by Dee514
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READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 2 Loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In small bowl, soak raisins and candied fruits in orange juice.
  • Set aside 1 cup flour.
  • In large bowl, mix remaining flour, almonds, sugar, orange peel, lemon peel, salt and yeast.
  • In small sauce pan, heat milk, butter and water till hot to the touch (about 125°-130°F).
  • Stir hot liquids into dry mixture.
  • Stir in fruit/orange juice mixture and eggs.
  • Mix in only enough reserved flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Cover dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 2 pieces, roll each piece into a 10 x 7 inch oval.
  • Fold long side of oval over to within 1/2 inch of the opposite side, seal seam.
  • Place loaves on a greased baking sheets.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm draft free place until doubled in size (about 50-60 minutes).
  • Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes or until done.
  • Remove loaves from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.
  • When cool, dust with confectioner's sugar.
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