Stollen Recipe

This rich German Christmas bread is filled with rum-soaked fruits and wrapped around an almond paste center.
German Christmas Bread

German Christmas Bread

This rich, German Christmas bread is filled with rum-soaked fruits and wrapped around an almond paste center. Get the recipe.

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas ©2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

This rich, German Christmas bread is filled with rum-soaked fruits and wrapped around an almond paste center. Get the recipe.

Related To:


1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup currants
3 Tbsp. rum
3 cups white flour
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. dried yeast mixed with 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped candied citron
1/2 cup almonds, chopped

For the almond filling:
3/4 cup finely ground almonds
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Put the golden raisins and currants in a small bowl. Warm the rum in a small pan, pour it over the fruits, and leave to one side to allow the alcohol to soak into the fruits.

2. Mix the flour, sugar, and spices, pour in the yeasty milk, and make a batter. Cover with a dry dishcloth and leave in a warm place for half an hour. Then add the butter and egg.

3. Mix into a dough, knead for 8–10 minutes, rest for 1–2 hours, or until doubled in size. Mix the filling ingredients into a paste. Knead all the fruits and nuts into the dough.

4. Roll the dough into an oval shape. Form the paste into a long roll, put it in the center.

5. Fold the dough over the paste, brush the edges with milk, rest for 40–60 minutes, and bake for 30 minutes. The loaf is baked if it sounds hollow when tapped on the base. As you let it cool on a wire rack, brush the top with melted butter, and then dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving it.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Bunny Bottom Bark Recipe

This adorable candy makes a cute addition to Easter baskets and requires only a few ingredients..

Pink Snowball Cake Recipe

This cake is sure to be the center of attention at any spring or Easter gathering. Bake a dome-shaped chocolate cake, fill with marshmallow creme, frost with pastel pink icing and top with toasted coconut.

Pink Snowball Cakelettes Recipe

These cakelettes are reminiscent of a favorite childhood treat but in miniature form. You can eat them right away, but they're more flavorful and moist the next day.

Chocolate Coconut Candy Recipe

These white and dark chocolate covered coconut balls, filled with a raspberry surprise, are the perfect spring treat or addition to any Easter basket.

Lamb-Shaped Cookie Recipe

Use cereal marshmallows to turn chocolate sandwich cookies into fluffy little lambs!

Try This Island-Inspired Twist on a Classic: Pineapple Creme Brulee Recipe

Served in a freshly sliced pineapple and gently torched to perfection, this pineapple crème brulee is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

9 St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipes That Are Better Than Green Beer

Mix it up this year with a St. Patrick's Day-inspired libation...or two.

How to Make Rolled Paper Roses

Paper flowers fashioned from old book pages, newspaper or brown Kraft paper are a frugal alternative to store-bought ribbons and bows.

How to Set Up Your Own DIY Photo Booth

From wedding receptions to baby showers to birthday parties, photo booths are all the rage. Skip the expensive rental and create a one-of-a-kind booth with props and a backdrop for your next party or event using our step-by-step instructions and free printable templates.


Mexico Life

6:30am | 5:30c

Mexico Life

7am | 6c

Mexico Life

7:30am | 6:30c

Desert Flippers

8:30am | 7:30c

Desert Flippers

9:30am | 8:30c

Desert Flippers

10:30am | 9:30c

Desert Flippers

11:30am | 10:30c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Caribbean Life

1:30pm | 12:30c

Caribbean Life

2:30pm | 1:30c

Caribbean Life

3:30pm | 2:30c

Caribbean Life

4:30pm | 3:30c

Bahamas Life

5:30pm | 4:30c

Bahamas Life

6:30pm | 5:30c

Bahamas Life

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

My Lottery Dream Home

8pm | 7c

House Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

My Lottery Dream Home

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1:30am | 12:30c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.