Luxuriant with butter, laden with toasted nuts and rum-soaked fruits and cushioned with a moist layer of crème d’amande, this unashamedly rich Stollen is a heavenly Christmas treat.
A labour of love to make; a slow, rhythmic exercise of sifting, blending, creaming and rising where every step is an investment of devotion and tenderness as the dough is gently worked and protected.
Baked with love, I send this festive confection, to you, to all my friends around the world. It comes with my very best Christmas Wishes and thanks to you all for your sincere and valued friendship.
With love from
Snap! We’re right in the middle of making our Christmas stollen right now (it’s just proving)! Yours looks delicious. Happy Christmas, AoF x
How amazing! The kitchen here is fragrant with rum and marzipan…so festive. Have a lovely Christmas you two, see you on the other side! Karen x
It looks so good
Thank you Gretchen, it has been a lovely ( if a little challenging) baking day. I had two lots of workmen in to fix a problem. They kept opening all the doors and letting the cold air in, which my dough did not like!
I would love to cut you a big slice…or better still to carry a basket with a snowy stollen in across the woods to you- little red riding hood style. Sorry we can’t meet. I send you very best wishes and a virtual hug instead.
Thank you Karen. I can almost smell the lovely confection! Divine!
Thank you so much Jan. I think you and I could have great fun baking together!
For sure! “-)
Just smelling it would be much better for my waistline! It is so hard to resist!
Mmmm that looks absolutely delicious!
Thank you…I have eaten so much that I now look like a big round Stollen!
Haha, it’s Christmas. It’s permitted this week 🙂 Have a lovely day! Hugs
Just love stollen, I can close my eyes and transport myself to your lovely house. Have a wonderful time see you very soon xxx
Thank you so much Sarah. Baking, is for me, the ultimate comfort activity…well, alongside making chutney, soup, stews, pies, pickles…x x
You do such a great job with descriptions, Karen! So descriptive and sensual–I can almost smell your stollen! Best of all to you this Christmas!
Thank you so much Kerry. Stollen is one of my favourite cakes, but this recipe created something so special and so easy to describe.