Many years ego, my man--whose name is not Stan--and I bought a Christstollen in Munich. Since then, my man has baked two or three Christstollen almost every December. For us, Advent starts when the wonderful smell of freshly-baked Christstollen fills our home.
#Christstollen--also called #Weihnachtsstollen or just #Stollen--is a traditional German bread eaten during the #ChristmasSeason. The photo shows the three Christstollen my man baked today and a #DresdenStollen #tin which I found at a flee marked last Fall.
How does my man make the bread? He starts the baking process by putting dark raisins and yellow ones (sultanas) and two types of candied fruit-peel in a bowl. He then pours Jamaican rum on the fruit. The smell from the rum and fruit fills the kitchen as my man stirs the fruit again and again for hours to help the fruit to soak up the rum. The next morning my man makes a dough with flour, milk, yeast, and salt. He leaves the dough to rise. He then adds butter, egg, sugar and the rum-soaked fruit. Next, my man forms three bread in which he puts marzipan into the middle. He leaves the bread to rise and then places them in the oven. After the Christstollen has been baked and cooled, he brushes melted butter on the bread and sprinkles them with powdered sugar
At this point I am mad to taste the Christstollen, but NO, my man doesn't allow me even a small slice of the bread! Instead, he wraps the Stollen with cling film and stores them to mature for two to three whole weeks.
First at #ChristmasEve we are allowed to taste. And it tastes #CHRISTMAS! 🎅🎄 .
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