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Dutch Regale's Almond/Rum Stollen

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Dutch Regale's Almond/Rum Stollen

A late entry. For Christmas I made stollen with a recipe that looked like it would produce something close to what I know from The Netherlands.

Dutch Regale's Almond/Rum StollenDutch Regale's Almond/Rum Stollen

I did look at many recipes, but finally decided on a mix of two recipes. I used mostly the recipe from Glezer's Artisan Baking across America for "Dutch Regale's Almond Stollen," but incorporated a slightly different mix of dark and golden raisins with a small amount of candied cherries, all soaked overnight in rum. Dutch stollen uses something called "sukade," but I haven't found that available here.

I suppose this is not an easy recipe (recipe post here). The first try resulted in something that was delicious, but a little flat and dense. It was almost more like a somewhat moist shortbread. For the second try I did the same recipe but worked more on developing the initial dough. The result was better (see picture, although this is not a picture of the best specimen: it disappeared before I could take a picture) and surely was declared delicious by all that ate it.

The almond paste was made from equal weights (250 g) of almond flour (I'm too lazy to blanch and grind almonds), fine granulated sugar, and an egg. I made three times this recipe about two weeks ahead of time. The texture and taste improves notably by keeping it in the fridge over that time.

The stollen went to us and some close friends where we celebrated Christmas. For many other friends and neighbors I made Panettone. We had a progressive block party on the 29th and my wife signed us (me) up for the bread course. I baked 4 baguettes, 3 epis and 3 loaves of Tom Leonard's Country French. I've pictured all these before, so no new pictures.



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Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

and moist too!  Looks like you found "your" recipe.  Congratulations! 

Mini O

holds99's picture

That's a great looking stollen.  I'm sold, I'm going to try making one.  Great work!



lisah's picture

Your stollen looks wonderful.  I would love to try it.  would you share the recipe?  Thanks 

Thegreenbaker's picture

ooooh yes, please. Share the recipe! It looks so lovely and moist :)

I'd love to have a go at making it :)

dolfs's picture

As per request, I've posted the recipe in the recipe forum: recipe post here.


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