We tasted the BBB Stollen this morning. WHAT a disappointment!!
It’s dry and crumbly. Not at all the sort of thing that people would clamour to have on a festive occasion. Unless they were so hungry that they’d choke anything down.
And it looked and smelled so beautiful too!! (aside from the fact that it was flat as a pancake) I’m guessing that I didn’t knead the dough enough (it seemed very smooth) because there was virtually no rise on this bread.
I guess I should have paid closer attention to the fact that Susan machine kneaded her dough for 20 minutes!!
But isn’t the colour gorgeous? How could I even think of covering that up with icing sugar?! (Hmmm, it’s perhaps a bit dark… did I overbake it?)
But we still have a little candied orange peel left. I love its flavour! Although… I would like it if it were not quite as soft. I wonder if I dare to put it into a slow slow oven to dry it out and make it chewier….
Perhaps not, considering my record so far this week.