BEST German Christmas Stollen (Christstollen)
Modern day Stollen is a rich, sweet cake filled with fruits and nuts, and Stollen from Dresden are particularly well-known . . .
Stollen was a food eaten during mediaeval fasting – Dresden Christstollen was first recorded in 1474 on a bill at a Christian hospital called St. Bartholomew's. At that time, however, there was no thought of festive pleasures: the mediaeval fasting food was made only of flour, yeast and water. The authoritative Catholic church did not allow butter or milk, as a sign of abstention.
Bread and Bretzel Basket makes some of the best Dresden style Christstollen in the Waterloo area, both with and with out Marzipan
Modern day Stollen is a rich, sweet cake filled with fruits and nuts, and Stollen from Dresden are particularly well-known. A masterpiece of baking, treasured around the world. The product's long shelf life also makes it a perfect gift for any food lover. A very special Christmas treat.
Sweet cakes and breads studded with candied fruits and nuts are hallmarks of Christmas baking in many areas of the world. Examples include fruitcake which is traditional throughout the English speaking nations, panettone in Italy, keks in Poland, julekake in Norway, bolo-rei in Portugal and birnenbrot in Switzerland. But perhaps none are revered as highly throughout the world as German Stollen.
Stollen are famously dusted with a thick coat of powdered sugar, reminiscent of the snowy German landscape, and baked with aromatic spices conveying the warmth of the Christmas season.