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Stollen Recipes

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A German Christmas baking tradition, stollen is a fruit packed, yeast bread. This page contains stollen recipes.


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By 5 found this helpful
December 24, 2015

This stollen recipe starts with a box of hot roll mix that shortens lots of waiting time for the dough to rise and ends up lighter and delicious!


It makes two good sized sweet breads that are a hit at Christmas or as a nice food gift.

I need to make it every year because my husband loves them!

Total Time: 20 min. prep + rising/Bake 20 min

Yield: 2 good sized loaves


  • 1 pkg (16 oz) hot roll mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup mixed candied fruit
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • Glaze
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • additional sprinkles of cherries/almonds, optional but pretty!


  1. In a bowl, combine the roll mix (plus the yeast packets which are included in the box mix) along with the sugar. Stir in water, butter, egg, lemon peel and extract to form a soft dough.
  2. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead in raisins, candied fruit and almonds, about 5 minutes. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Cover and let rise about 20-30 minutes. Should almost double in size.
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  6. Roll or press the dough into one big circle and cut in two. Form the dough into two round shapes, flatten them out and fold them over, sealing up the ends with a wet finger. Place on greased baking sheet and curve the oval slightly to form a crescent shape (if desired).
  7. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes or until breads turn golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
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  9. Combine confectionery sugar with milk (slowly so it stays thicker, like glue) and drizzle it back and forth over COOL bread. Decorate with cherries and almonds.

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February 10, 20060 found this helpful
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup diced citron
  • 1/2 cup glazed cherries
  • 2 Tbsp. rum or brandy
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cup flour, divided
  • 2 packages. active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 cup slivered blanched almonds
  • butter, softened
  • powdered sugar


Combine raisins, currants, citron, and cherries and rum; set aside 1 hour. Combine 2 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Heat milk, water 4 Tbsp. butter, and rind over low heat until warm. Add milk mixture, eggs, and almond extract to flour mixture. Beat well. Stir 1/2 cup flour into fruit mixture; add to flour mixture. Add almonds and enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Knead until smooth, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour. Punch dough down and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough in half and roll each half lengthwise and press along edge to secure. Place loves on a greased baking sheet and set aside to rise for 1/2 hour or until double in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
December 19, 2007

My neighbor used to make wonderful Stollen for Christmas gifts. I miss them so much, now that she's passed away. Does anyone have an AUTHENTIC recipe for German Stollen? Thanks so much!

Karen from Kansas


December 19, 20070 found this helpful

Log on to: ""

scroll down to:"Christmas Holiday Recipes", click on "Christmas Holiday Baking"

scroll down to "Dresdener Stollen" and click -- you will find a great AUTHENTIC stollen recipe.

Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!

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By 0 found this helpful
December 17, 2012

I thought I saw a recipe (that I actually made) on ThriftyFun, but now I can't find it!
It was an easy version of Stollen using hot roll mix and my husband really liked it!


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