Stollen

by on December 23, 2017
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Title of Recipe: Stollen

Ingredients:
2 cup milk
1 pkg dry yeast
1 ½ cup flour
3 eggs
1cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup melted shortening
1 cup raisins
½ cup citron
¼ cup orange rind
¼ cup lemon rind
½ cup blanched almonds
cinnamon
5 ¾ cup flour
nutmeg
powdered sugar
candied fruit

Instructions:
Scald, cool to lukewarm 2 cups milk, soften 1 pkg dry yeast in ¼ cup lukewarm water. Let stand 5 min, then add to milk. Stir in 1 ½ cup flour. Keep in warm place until bubbly. Blend in 3 beaten eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup melted shortening. Add 1 cup chopped raisins, ½ cup citron, ¼ cup orange rind, ¼ cup lemon rind, ½ cup blanched almonds.

Dredge w/1/4 cup flour, add to sponge w/juice and rind of 1 lemon, sift together 5 ¾ cup sifted flour, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg. Stir into sponge to make stiff dough, turn out on floured board, knead until smooth, add more flour if necessary. Put in greased bowl, cover w/damp cloth. Let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours. Punch down, shape into 6 loaves w/half of dough put in greased 3×4” pans. Braid wreath on greased cookie sheet. Let rise until doubled in bulk. Bake in 375° oven, 30 minutes. Frost w/powdered sugar icing.

Special Steps:
Decorate with candied fruit.

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