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Thread #116962   Message #2515202
Posted By: Gervase
14-Dec-08 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Stollen cake recipe
Subject: RE: BS: Stollen cake recipe
I have this, from a friend who makes superb stollen:

1 cup milk
3 tbsps honey
zest of 1 lemon
5 tbsps melted butter

Mix these together in a pan until the butter is melted.

1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp mixed spice
3 cups strong white flour
1.5 tsps dried yeast

Mix these together in a large bowl.

Add an egg (med) and the liquids and mix to a dough with:

1 oz currants
2 oz raisins
2 oz sultanas
1 oz chopped glace cherries
1 oz chopped mixed peel
1 oz chopped almonds

leave the dough to rise until doubled.

Divide into 2 and flatten out to rectangles. Along the middle of each rectangel lay a 'sausage' of 5.5 oz marzipan.

Roll into a larger 'sausage' and cover, leaving to rise again.

Bake at 400F until all yummy looking and golden on top.

Put onto an airing rack and, when it's cool, dredge with icing sugar.

I've not tried using the recipe myself yet, but I can vouch for the finished results.