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       Title: Christmas Stollen
  Categories: Diabetic, Breads/bm, Nuts/grains, Fruits, Holidays
       Yield: 15 servings
  
            Ingredients:                      1/2 c  Flour
     1/2 c  Raisins, dark or golden           1/2 c  Margarine
     1/4 c  Dried Apricots, chopped             2 tb Sugar
     1/4 c  Unsweetened Apple Juice           1/4 ts Salt
            -=OR=-                            1/4 ts Almond Extract
     1/4 c  Rum                                 1 ts Lemon Rind, grated
       1 pk (or 1 tb) Active Dry Yeast          1 c  To 1-1/2 cup  Flour
     1/3 c  Milk, heated to lukewarm          1/2 c  Sliced Blanched Almonds
            -(105 to 110 degrees)             1/2 c  Low-Sugar Apricot Preserves
  
   Directions:
   
   Combine the raisins, apricots and apple juice (or rum) in a bowl.
   Let soak overnight or for at least 4 hours. Combine the yeast, milk
   and the 1/2 cup of flour in a bowl.  Mix until smooth and the mixture
   looks like think mashed potatoes.  Cover the bowl with a damp cloth
   and let rise in a warm place for 10 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
   
   Meanwhile, cream the margarine, sugar, salt, almond extract and lemon
   rind. Beat in the yeast mixture and 1-1/4 cups of the flour.  Turn
   the dough out onto a lightly-floured surface and knead in about 1/4
   cup more flour, or until the dough is soft.  Knead for 3 minutes.
   Put in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm
   place until doubled, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
   
   Once the dough has doubled, knead in the raisin mixture and almonds.
   Knead until well mixed.  Roll the dough into a rectangular 12- by
   6-inch shape. Roll up jelly roll fashion.  Place on a lightly-oiled
   baking sheet and let rise about 30 minutes.  Bake in a 375-degree
   oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
   
   Cool partially on a wire rack.  Glaze the cool but not cold stollen
   with the apricot preserves. Serves 15
   
   One Serving = Calories: 162 Carbohydrates: 23 Protein: 2 Fat: 7
   Sodium:
      116 Potassium: 121 Cholesterol: 0
   
   Exchange Value: 1 Bread Exchange + 1/2 Fruit Exchange + 1 Fat Exchange
  
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