Stollen

Ingredients

Makes 4 large loaves

  • 3 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water, 100 degrees to 110 degrees
  • 11 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk, warmed
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for bowl
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups currants
  • 1/2 cup Cognac
  • 2 1/2 cups golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Peel of 4 oranges, diced
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 pound citron, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almonds, chopped
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Description

Stollen\'s Richness Is Similar To That Of Brioche, But Dried Fruit Makes It Sweeter And Gives It A More Interesting Texture. Serve This Rich Holiday Treat In Thin Slices As Breakfast Bread Or With Afternoon Tea. Like Fruitcake, Stollen Improves With Age A

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