This classic German fruit-studded yeast bread is distinguished by a rich sweet dough spiced with mace.

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Ingredients

Directions

Stollen:

  • Heat milk, water and butter in small saucepan until 120°F on instant-read thermometer.

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  • Whisk 1 1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt and yeast in large bowl. Add warm milk mixture; beat on medium 2 minutes. Add egg and 1 cup flour; beat on high 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour until batter is stiff. Transfer to greased bowl; turn to coat. Cover with plastic; let rise in warm place until doubled, 1 1/2 hours.

  • Combine candied fruit, nuts, raisins, rinds and mace in bowl. Knead fruit mixture into dough.

  • Divide dough into thirds. On surface, roll third into oval, 10 x 8 inches. Fold in half lengthwise; curve each end slightly. Transfer each to greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Heat oven to 350°F.

  • Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until bottom of stollen sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Let cool on rack.

Topping:

  • Brush loaves with melted butter. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Dust tops with the confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; 8 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 207 mg sodium. 33 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein;

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