Easy Christmas stollen

Fill your kitchen with the smell of Christmas with this easy Christmas stollen recipe from Crazy Jack Organic... This recipe makes two loaves. Happy baking!

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This recipe combines the delicious, festive flavours of dried fruits, nuts and spice and makes two loaves. Happy baking!

Ingredients

  • 75 g Crazy Jack Raisins
  • 75 g Crazy Jack Soft Apricots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 225 ml full-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 75 g butter, diced
  • 450 g strong white bread flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 7 g sachet dried yeast
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 50 g Crazy Jack Whole Almonds, chopped
  • 50 g Crazy Jack Cashews, chopped
  • 300 g marzipan
  • 2 tbsp Crazy Jack Flaked Almonds
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

Instructions

1
Mix the raisins and apricots in the brandy. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
2
Heat the milk, honey and butter in a small pan until just melted.
3
Place the flour in the bowl of a kitchen machine with dough hook. Add ½ tsp salt to one side and yeast, lemon zest and mixed spice to the other. Mix. With the machine running, gradually add the milk mixture and 1 egg. Mix for 10 minutes. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and leave in a warm place to prove for 1-1½ hours until doubled in size.
4
Mix the soaked fruit, juices and nuts into the dough until even, then divide into 2 balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll one ball out to a 30x20cm (12x8in) oval. Divide the marzipan into 4 and roll each into 25cm (10in) long cylinders. Place 2 cylinders, with a gap, down the centre of the dough. Fold over one side of the dough, then the other. Press down the edges. Transfer to a large parchment lined baking tray. Repeat.
5
Cover loosely with clingfilm. Leave in a warm place for 30-40 minutes until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas Mark 5.
6
Beat the remaining egg and brush over the stollen. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and cooked through. Allow to cool slightly.
7
Transfer to a wire rack and dust with icing sugar.

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