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Christmas Stollen (Quick-Bread Variety)


A delicious Christmas bread made with almonds, cream cheese, golden raisins and brandy.













Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cups sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon mace
8 each cardamom pods
seeds removed, crushed
¾ cups almonds
blanched, ground
½ cup butter
1 cup cream cheese
1 each eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons brandy
½ cup currants
½ cup golden raisins
cup lemon zest
candied, chopped
¼ cup butter
¼ cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, mace, and crushed cardamon seeds. Stir in the ground almonds. Cut in the soft butter until the mixture looks something like coarse sand. In a blender, cream the egg with the cream cheese, vanilla, almond extract, and brandy. Pour it into a bowl and stir in the dried fruit. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until everything is is well blended. Work the dough into a ball and turn it out on a lightly floured board. Knead it for a few minutes until it is smooth, then place it in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. (You can store the dough in the refrigerator for several days, then take it out to bake when ever you like.)

Shape the dough into a flat, oval loaf, about 10 inches long and eight inches wide. With the blunt edge of a knife, crease the loaf about ½ inch off center, down the length of it. Fold the smaller side of the creased loaf over the wider side. Brush the top of the folded loaf with the melted butter. Place the stollen loaf on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 45 minutes, until it starts to turn brown on the outside. Remove and allow to cool a little bit. Dust lightly with powdered sugar.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 76g (2.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 477250% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 263g 405%
Saturated Fat 143g 716%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 807mg 269%
Sodium 2929mg 122%
Total Carbohydrate 176g 176%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars g
Protein 150g
Vitamin A 155% Vitamin C 173%
Calcium 72% Iron 132%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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