Stollen

This traditional German recipe makes a perfect festive treat - a delicious yeasted cake filled with dried fruit and a swirl of marzipan, and drizzled with icing.

20-25 mins (plus 30mins proving time)
Makes 8 portions
Easy
Suitable for home freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Juvela Gluten Free White Mix
  • 1 sachet dried yeast (supplied with Mix)
  • 1tsp salt
  • 25g butter, melted
  • 250-300ml warm milk
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 150g mixed dried fruit
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • Filling: 150g marzipan
  • Icing:
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • Method

    1. In a large bowl, combine the Mix, yeast and salt.
    2. Add the sugar, mixed fruit and mixed spice.
    3. Stir in the melted butter and warm milk to form a soft but not sticky dough. Turn the dough out onto a surface lightly dusted with Mix and knead until smooth and the fruits are evenly distributed. Lightly roll the dough into a rectangle.
    4. Roll the marzipan into a sausage shape and lay it down the middle of the dough.
    5. Roll the dough around it and squeeze the ends to neaten the shape. Place on a lightly oiled baking tray and leave to prove in a warm place for approx 30 minutes, then bake in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly.
    6. For the icing, by sift the icing sugar into a bowl and mix with just enough lemon juice to form a stiff icing. Drizzle over the top of the stollen while it is still warm.