Bread Baking Babes: December 2011 - Stollen


December 2011

Stollen is traditionally covered in clarified butter and powdered sugar just after baking. But I made an executive decision and chose to use an eggwash before baking instead.

Stollen  - December 2011

The dough calls for candied lemon and orange peel. Making candied peel is very easy. And the results ar delicious!(So delicious that all the candied lemon peel was eaten and/or put into the dough before I could get a photo of it.)

peel  - December 2011

I'm guessing that I didn't knead the dough enough (it seemed very smooth) because there was virtually no rise on this bread.

Stollen  - December 2011

The bread is quite dry and dense. Initially I thought it might make good toast. But because of its tendency to crumble, now I'm thinking it might be better if the slices are a little thicker and baked once more to be served as biscotti. (Or perhaps we should make trifle with it?)

Stollen  - December 2011

to blog from OUR kitchen:
Candied Citrus Peel and Ersatz Stollen (BBB December 2011) <<- includes recipes ~ Biscotti, anyone? ~ Loafing and lounging and self-congratulation

I was fooling around with different dishes for the photo. Interestingly, the plain gold dish is best for showing off the peel. The peel and the other dishes' beauty was entirely lost when I tried them.

peel  - December 2011

We were given some Meyer lemons for Christmas 2012. Their peels were brilliant when candied. This Moroccan mini-tagine sets off the peel nicely.


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Bread Baking Babes: December 2011 - Stollen Stollen (BBB December 2011) Candied Orange Peel

Stollen (BBB December 2011)

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