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BBA Stollen practice run

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SylviaH

BBA Stollen practice run

This recipe is from P. Reinhart's BBA.  I only changed the soaking of the fruit and extract amounts.  I thought I would give my first attempt at a stollen a trial run before making one to take as a gift.  There will be some changes made in the next one I make...it will have marizpan and a few other adjustments in handling.  I mixed this batch all by hand and the only candied fruit I used was a few candied red cherries because I like their bright color.  We really enjoyed the flavor and this is my results.


Lot's of the freshest dried fruits. Apricots, apples, cherries, cranberries, peaches, dates, golden and dark raisins and a few candied red cherries for their bright color.



 


One Large Loaf



 


Fresh sure beats that dried up purchased one I remember from Christmas past.  I'm looking forward to making another one or two loaves!



Happy Holidays!


Sylvia


 

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DonD

Hey Sylvia. if that's a trial run, I envy the lucky soul who will get your Stollen as a present!


Happy Holidays!


Don

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inlovewbread

That turned out beautiful. I do trial runs too :-)


I am actually going to be making the BBA Stollen this weekend. Did you make any adjustments to the formula or did it come out as specified?


Hey- good to see "Nates"...I mean "Bates Nut Farm"- we're former San Diegoan's. Small world.


Anyway, Merry Christmas and nicely done on the Stollen!

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SylviaH

It's a bit tricky with the shaping as others have expressed and I didn't care for the kneading time after the fruit was added...I will change that on my next batch and do more kneading before adding the fruit.  I mixed all by hand.  I kept it alcohol free for the grandkids and just soaked the fruit shortly in about half the lemon extract and some orange and apple juice.  The dried fruit was fresh and soft and so didn't absorb much moisture.  Also I let my preferment go a little to long.  I used my KA All Purpose flour.  It's a nice recipe but I would rather not use the candied fruits. 


I love Bates Nut Farm.  It's not far from here and the local grocer keeps their products.  You used to live in San Diego and where are you now?


Have fun baking your stollen and hope to see you post some photos.


Have a Very Merry Christmas!


Sylvia

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inlovewbread

Thanks Sylvia for the tips. Will post once I've made it!


To answer your question, we moved to Idaho. We like it here but miss San Diego/ RB, and especially Ramona :-( (we moved all over the place down there!)


Merry Christmas to you too.


 

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SylviaH

and Happy Holidays to you and yours!


Sylvia

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Paddyscake

Sylvia..you do have my address don't you? Very nice!


Betty

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SylviaH

The postman needs to hurry up with those boxes he promised me!  Ya! I'd love a piece of your Ginger Bread Cake!


Happy Holidays to you and yours,


Sylvia

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AnnaInMD

Picture perfect, I can taste its goodness !

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SylviaH

Anna!


Sylvia

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ques2008

if you set up a business of "trial breads" put me on your mailing list.  the fruit combo looks wonderful and visually pleasing!

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SylviaH

Thank you, ques2008!


Sylvia