This German stollen with dried fruits, almonds, and marzipan is so delicious! It’s the perfect treat for Advent and the Christmas festivities. My recipe is of course 100% vegan. No butter, milk, or eggs required.
Wow! I can’t believe it’s already December. Only two more weeks until Christmas. Or actually even less! So to embrace the Christmas season I made this German stollen that I wanted to share with you guys.
What is German Stollen?
For those of you who have never heard of German stollen. It’s a sweet yeast bread with candied lemon and orange peel and marzipan in the middle. It has been a German Christmas tradition for centuries. My grandma used to make the most delicious Christmas stollen. Unfortunately, I’ve never asked her for her recipe, but I always believed it was super complicated.
This year I tried to make a vegan stollen for the first time and it turned out to be so delicious!! And the recipe actually wasn’t complicated at all. Of course baking with yeast is always a bit more time-consuming as the dough needs to rise about two hours. But apart from that the recipe couldn’t be easier!
How to Make A Stollen:
All you have to do is combine the flour with melted margarine, soy milk, ground almonds, instant yeast, and the spices. I used cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, and cardamom. So it’s a mixture of traditional Christmas spices. Form a ball out of the dough and let it rise for about two hours. So grab a cup of tea and a good book and let it enjoy some alone time in a warm place…
Once it’s ready gently fold in some candied orange and lemon peel as well as raisins and dried apricots. As a kid, I absolutely hated raisins and I spent quite some time picking them out of the stollen. But now as an adult I don’t mind them. I’m still not a huge fan and wouldn’t eat them just by themselves, but I really like them in the stollen.
The stollen is best served with some hot German mulled wine. Check out the recipe for the mulled wine.
I hope you like this recipe for German stollen or Christmas stollen how it’s also called.
Have a great week, everyone! Sina – xx