14 December 2014

Stollen cake




Stollen (of German origin) is not as well known as the Christmas bread (at least here) but I always loved and you can find now in many sites and especiallity  in the south of Chile.

This sugar dusted german fruit bread also known as Christollen, is said to resemble baby Jesus in swaddling clothes.
Originating from Dresden in the 15th century.
I think this recipe arrived to Chile in 19 th  century when the first german people come to Chile.

Again I used two recipes at once a very old and the other more new.
And I liked it!
With this recipe I participate in Blog de recetas chilenas for Christmas.






Ingredients

100 ml warm milk
2 teaspoon dried yeast
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon  sugar
300 grams plain flour plus extra for dusting
200 grams dried fruits
1 tablespoon rum
100 grams sultanas
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
50 grams unsalted butter
1 egg beaten
200 grams marzipan

Glaze
25 grams butter melted
50 grams icing sugar


Method

Put the milk and yeast into a bowl and mix well. Leave to sit  for 5 to 6 minutes.
Combine sultanas and dry fruits in a bowl and cover with rum and let about 2 hours.
In a large  bowl sift the salt, sugar, flour and mixed spice .
 Add the dry fruits with sultanas  and butter and mix well.
Add the yeast and mil mixture.
Finally add the egg and make a dough.
Knead the dough for 5  to 6 minutes (if is nedeed add more flour)Cover the dough and leave for 25 minutes.
Work the dough in a floured surface .Using your hands knock the dough back to reduce the volume.
Knead the dough again by 4 minutes.

Push and roll the dough out by hand into a flat oval shape about 23 x 18 cm.
Roll the marzipan into a piece about about 18 cm long.
Place the marzipan into the centre of the dough. Then fold over the sides of the dough to seal the marzipan.
Place the stollen cake seal side down onto a baking tray.
Cover and let about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180°c (365F)
Place the stollen cake into oven for 40 minutes  or until golden brown and cooked through.
Finally brush with the melted butter and dust with icing sugar.
Let cool before serve in slices.












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En español

Stollen (pan de pascua de origen aleman)












Aunque el stollen  no  es tan conocido aqui en Chile como el pan de pascua (tambien de origen europeo) en los ultimos años se puede encontrar bastante en panaderias o en otros sitios.
Yo lo conozco hace años porque al parecer partió más bien en el sur cuando los alemanes llegaron en el siglo 19 trajeron sus recetas, aparte de los kuchenes, galletas de jengibre y otros está el Stollen.
Es bonita la historia del stollen, recuerda el Nacimiento del Niño Jesús envuelto en pañales, el mazapan sería el Niño Jesus.
Es muy rico y más suave que el pan de pascua.

Con esta receta participo en Blogs de recetas Chilenas, especial navidad.


Ingredientes

100 ml de leche tibia
2 cucharaditas levadura seca
pizca de sal
2 cucharadas de azúcar
300 gramos de harina sin polvos de hornear
200 gramos fruta confitada en trozos
100 gramos pasas sultana (u otra)
1 cucharadita de especias mezcladas
o mixed spices
1 cucharadita cardamomo molido
1 cucharada de ron
50 gramos de mantequilla derretida
1 huevo batido 
200 gramos de mazapan

Glacé 
25 gramos mantequilla derretida
50 gramos azúcar flor o glass


Nota: 
Para el mixed spice puse un link. En todo caso ahí esta como hacerlo en casa es una mezcla de especias.
Si les falta algo no se preocupen el resto de las especies da bastante sabor navideño.


Preparación

En un jarro o bol pequeño colocar la leche tibia con la levadura,
mezclar y dejar reposar unos 5 a 6 minutos.
Aparte en un bol unir las pasas, frutas confitadas y cubrir con el ron. Dejar unas dos horas reposando.
En un bol grande mezclar y cernir la harina, sal, especias y azúcar.
Luego agregar la mezcla de frutas, pasas y la mantequilla (temperatura ambiente) revolver de a poco para ir uniendo.
Agregar la mezcla de levadura y el huevo, unir suavemente hasta formar una masa.
Si es necerario agregar un poco de harina (para que no se pegue en las manos)
Amasar unos 5 minutos y dejar reposar 25 minutos tapado por un paño.
Despues de este rato colocar la masa en una superficie espolvoreada con harina.
Golpear suavemente la masa para que pierda volumen, amasar nuevamente un poco.
Estirar con un rodillo la masa haciendo una forma ovalada. (espolvoreado con harina) hacer un rollo con el mazapan y colocarlo al centro de la masa. Enrollar y sellar los costados.

Colocar en una bandeja de horno enmantequillada con la abertura hacia abajo.
Dejar unos 20 minutos antes de hornear.
Precalentar el horno a 180°c:
Hornear el stollen por unos 40 minutos o hasta que esté dorado y cocido.

Finalmente pintar con brocha la mantequilla derretida cuando aún esta caliente y cubrir con el azúcar en polvo.
Dejar enfriar antes de cortar.

89 comments:

  1. I just watched a show where a chef was making these..
    Love the tea cozy and Matryoshkas..:)

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    1. Thanks Monique! I love my sweater tea pot and Matryyoskas:)

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  2. Stollen cake huh, so in order o eat it does that mean someone has to steal it first? lol

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  3. Ho avuto la fortuna di assaggiare uno Stollen preparato da una signora tedesca, quindi la ricetta autentica ed era fantastico.
    Il tuo è delizioso, quelle fette con il tè invitano all'assaggio :)
    Brava come sempre.
    Un bacio

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  4. Looks lovely and delicious Gloria! I have not ever tried it, but I now want to. We eat Panetonne here at Christmas!
    Hope you are well, and enjoying this holiday season with your family!
    xo Kris

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    1. I love panetone too Kris is really delicious!

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  5. Yum love that big hunk of marzipan!
    I'm making candied ginger and citrus peel for some panettone.
    I brought some paper molds with me but it's hard to find some specialty
    Ingredients down here.

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    1. Lori the other think in that I know some things you maybe dont find there.
      If you need something tell me and I can send you a parcel by buses.
      I love candied ginger and citrus peel!

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    2. Thanks! That's sweet of you to offer!

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  6. un délicieux gâteau bien épicé et parfumé j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

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  7. Great holiday recipe, looks delicious

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  8. No he visto este tipo de dulce por aquí, se le ve estupendo, muy bueno para Navidad

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  9. A great holiday treat! I love the one with marzipan!

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  10. Hi Gloria,

    I see lots of fruits and mazipan in your stollen cake... Yum!

    Zoe

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  11. Non è Natale senza lo stollen, bella ricetta Gloria !

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  12. It looks awesome, and with all those spices must be very aromatic!

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  13. I had this in Munich a couple of days ago. I always see this in the recipe books but never had the opportunity to taste one until now. It tasted like bread with mixed fruits which is quite nice with a cup of hot tea or coffee,

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  14. Qué maravilla el Stollen, para mi es el mejor de los panes y lo hago todos los años. Te quedó super lindo Besitos

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    1. Gracias Pamela nos encanta, antes lo comprabamos pero ahora trato de hacerlo!

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  15. Hi Gloria, oh these look so beautiful, love the marzipan!

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  16. Como me gusta el stollen....a ver si me hago tiempo en la cocina esta semana para hacerlo....ya despues vendra la dieta!!.....jajajaja.....delicioso!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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    1. Cierto pero vale la pena cuando es algo rico:))

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  17. Such a pretty cake and perfectly festive. I love your tea pot cover too!

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  18. I've never made stollen....don't know why. This looks wonderful, Gloria!

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  19. Heavenly! One of my favorite Xmas treats.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  20. Looks fruity and yummy-licious! Perfect with a cup of tea ^-^!

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  21. Che buono lo stollen. I lived in Germany for a while and I never forgot how good this cake was with that lovely marzipan and fruit. Yours look fantastic. Brava Gloria!

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    1. Grazie cara :) mi piace.el stollen.
      Un abbraccio!

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  22. Perfect stollen, Gloria! I love the big piece of marzipan...so yummy!!

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  23. At first read, I thought it said "Stolen" cake, and I wondered who you stole it from! Ha.

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    1. Well, well you, pat and blue made the same jokes lol
      Yes Stollen is a german word:)

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  24. Me encanta el stollen! y con el mazapán tiene que estar delicioso. Besos

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  25. Mmmm...stollen...another of my all-time seasonal favourites! Thank you so much.:)

    Big Hugs xxx

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  26. Such a holiday classic and I really love the idea of the marzipan in it! Looks delicious, Gloria.

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  27. Yummy stollen cake....... can u plz pass me three pieces of it...... :)

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  28. This is a great treat for this time of year. It looks delicious, Gloria! It would disappear fast!

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  29. I love Stollen and your tea cosy too! xx

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  30. This does sound tasty. I have never eaten anything like it before and I am definitely curious about it after reading this post. :) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  31. è veramente delizioso cara,complimenti!!! :-)
    Baci

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  32. I didn't know the story before but it looks delicious without any story at all. :)

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  33. A stolen cake? Did you steal it? :p

    Hi, Gloria :)

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    1. Ha! Pat, silver and you made the same jocke!
      I Stollen and is a german word!
      Silly!

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  34. baby jesus in a manger....ha...i had not heard that....my father in law loves fruit cake....
    which seems similar to this, but ours are a gelatinous mess....
    never touch the stuff personally...ha

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    1. This is delicious Brian is like a a fruit bread with marzipan. I think the story is lovely!!:)

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  35. io adoro questo dolce, infatti l'ho già comprato al Lidl, negozio tedesco, certo fatto in casa sarà più buono, ma è più semplice comprarlo già pronto :) . però mi salvo la tua ricetta e magari proverò a farlo io. baci e buone feste

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  36. Dear Gloria, This looks so inviting to have with a cup of tea and butter; delicious. xo Catherine

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  37. Yum. It looks so delicious. I can eat it now.

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  38. I've never had stollen cake before. This looks and sounds wonderful!

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  39. Love the story behind it. My German friends make this during the holidays. I love it because it is lighter than fruitcake. Your teapot sweater is toooooooooo cute! Hee hee.

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    1. Thanks Suzy!! I love this teapot I think is cozy!

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  40. Definitely a classic. BTW, I love your gingerbread man in the header!

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  41. This is a must-have for Christmas and you did a fabulous job on it! So happy you love the German Christmas traditions :) :) Thank you for letting me know about them!

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