Monday, December 14, 2009

Seasonal recipe

1kg plain flour

200 g sugar

110g fresh yeast

1/2 litre milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

a few drops of almond essence

a pinch ground nutmeg

a pinch of ground cloves

a pinch of salt

400g butter

110g chopped almonds

400g raisins

200g currants

250g chopped mixed peel

450g marzipan

Melt the butter and put aside to cool. Gently warm the milk. Break up the fresh yeast and place in a bowl with a teaspoon of sugar. Add the warm milk and let it rise.
Sift the flour into a bowl, add the sugar, pinch of ground nutmeg, pinch of ground cloves, pinch of salt, vanilla and almond essence. Mix it all together, add the melted and cooled butter and the risen yeast and knead it well. Add the chopped almonds, dried fruit and chopped peels and
when everything has been mixed well, place back in bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours.
Then knead it again, roll it out, place the marzipan in the centre and fold the Stollen over with marzipan inside Place on an greased baking tray and leave to rise again for 1-2 hours.

Finally, bake in a preheated oven 190 C for 1 hour.


Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That looks lovely.

12:14 am  

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