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)

BBB: Let's Get Baking 1st Year: Challah . Coccodrillo . Croissants and Pains au Chocolat . Five-Grain Bread with Walnuts . Mary's Dark Onion Rye . Royal Crown Tortano . Whole-Wheat Pita
2nd Year: Chinese Steamed Flower Rolls . Italian Knots . Naan
3rd Year: Broa . Brunkans Långa . Cornucopia . Ensaimadas . St. Hildegard's Spelt Bread . Sweet Portuguese Bread . Taralli Pugliesi . Yeasted Sprouted Wheat Bread
BBB: Let's Get Baking 4th Year: Biscotti Picanti . Cuban Bread . Dan's Garlic Bread . Fougasse . Hamburger Buns . Herbed Soda Bread . Kaiser Rolls . Rewena paraoa . Soft Pretzels . Stollen . Streusel Potato Coffee Cake . Stromboli
5th Year: Assyrian Spinach Pies . Easy Little Bread . Fantans . Holiday Apple Kuchen . Julia Child's French Bread . Molasses Fennel Rye . Oatmeal Twists . Pocketbook Rolls . Russian Rose . Swedish Rye
6th Year: Aloo Paratha . Brioche and Gateau a la Creme . carrot bread . Chocolate Prune Rolls . Crackers . Filled Pane Bianco . Modern 'Lardy' Cake . Nut Roll Coffee Cake . Rgaif . Rheinbrot . Whipped Spelt Bread
7th Year: Beaujolais Bread . Brioche Flower . caramelized onion bread . Chapatis . Dhakai Bakharkhani . Kouign Amann . Panmarino . Polenta Bread . Pretzel Croissants . Robert May's French Bread . Water-Proofed Bread (challah) . Wild Rice and Onion Bread
8th Year: caramelized onion rye . Anadama Bread . Chrysanthemum Bread . Conchas (Mexican pan dulce) . Cozonac (Romanian Festive Braid) . Flaxseed Soaker Bread with Prunes . Granary-style Bread . Khachapuri . Muesli Rolls . L'Otto di Merano . Power Bread . Tangzhong Bread
9th Year: Asiago Bagels . Auberge Walnut Bread . Beet Bread . Beignets . Bialys . Bran Bread . Coconut Rolls . Fouace Nantaise . Jachnun . NOT Cinnamon Rolls . Porridge Bread . Spring Focaccia
10th Year: Champagne Baba . Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread . English Muffins . Kaak . Kare Pan . Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls . Royal Crown Tortano - Revisited . Shubbak el-Habayeb . Swiss Rye Ring . Tartine Polenta Bread . Tootmanik . Velvety Bean Bread
BBB: Let's Get Baking 11th Year: Lariano-style Bread . Nazook . Red Pepper Coques . Pain au Levain

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