Daring Bakers – Martha Kostyra’s Stollen

Merry Christmas Daring Bakers!

After eating a huge amount of stollen in Cologne (and bringing more home) I was in two minds as to whether I wanted to make more stollen.  Oh, who was I kidding?  A recipe from the Martha site, stollen that I had wanted to make for ages and lots of fruits and almonds which are my favourite – of course I wanted to make stollen!


The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book and Martha Stewart’s demonstration.

Now, this is more of a bread than a cake and I now wish I had added strips of marzipan when rolling the dough (which is what other Daring Bakers did).  I followed this recipe to the letter.  My baking sheet wasn’t as big as the one directed for but I made do.  It is a big stollen but it has been shared with friends and family who have all loved its not-too-sweet flavour.  The recipe is a keeper!


2 thoughts on “Daring Bakers – Martha Kostyra’s Stollen

  1. Wow, what a crumb! Looks so moist and delicious! I’m adding marzipan next time too, it sounds really good, specially if it’s homemade. And yes, it makes a HUGE Stollen, wonderful for sharing.
    Happy New Year!

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