This recipe comes to us from Karen, a former colleague and a great baker. Currently she is somewhere in the UK enjoying a white Christmas and catching up with family, but last Christmas she made this delicious fruit bread for the office and we are now all BIG fans!
“Stollen is a traditional Austrian dish, served at Christmas time. It is a rich fruit bread, filled with almond paste or marzipan and glazed with melted butter and icing sugar. As with all rich bread dough, it takes patience to make because the butter, sugar and egg in the dough inhibit the yeast, so the dough takes a long time, and nice warm conditions to rise properly. These rich ingredients also mean the bread keeps well and it’s as good sliced and toasted for several days as it is served warm on the day it is made.”