Christmas is less than a week away! Eep! Do you have all your baking plans in order? If you don’t, I’ve got a great one for you today!
Stollen is a traditional German Christmas fruitcake – although it’s more like a bread than a cake. It’s a yeast bread that’s studded with candied fruit, dried fruit, and nuts. And it’s delicious! I’ve always shied away from fruitcake because most aren’t, well, any good. But everything is better as a yeasty bread!
This version has candied cherries, citron, raisins, and walnuts which is a great combination. I thought the proportion of each was perfect – you get a little bit of sweetness with each bite!
Stollen is actually very simple to make and the great thing about Red Star Yeast recipes is that they give you the bread machine method, stand mixer method, and hand mixer method. I used the hand mixer method for this recipe and it was so easy! It just required a few minutes of kneading by hand after that! It rose quickly and beautifully before being baked off in a crescent shape. And my favorite part, of course, was sifting a bunch of powdered sugar over top!
I was compensated for my work with Red Star Yeast but all opinions are my own.Â