*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               GERMAN STOLLEN
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Raisins
      1/2   c            Candied red cherries, halved
      1/4   c            Currants
      1/4   c            Candied citron, diced *
      1/4   c            Rum
    4 1/2   c            Flour, all-purpose
    2                    Yeast, active dry packages
    1       c            Milk
      1/4   c            Butter or margarine
      1/4   c            Sugar
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2                    Eggs
    1       tb           Orange peel, finely shredded
    2       ts           Lemon peel, finely shredded
      1/2   c            Almonds, blanched chopped
                         Confectioners' glaze **
    * Candied citron or citrus peel, diced **
   Confectioners' glaze or powdered sugar ~ In a medium
   bowl combine raisins, cherries, currants, citron or
   citrus peel, and rum.  Set aside.  In a large mixer
   bowl combine 1-1/2 cups of the flour and yeast.  Heat
   milk, butter, sugar and salt over low heat, stirring
   constantly until warm (120F to 130F).  Add to dry
   ingredients along with eggs and fruit peels.  Beat at
   low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping
   sides of bowl.  Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in
   fruit-rum mixture, almonds and enough of the remaining
   flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly
   floured surface and knead in enough of the remaining
   flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth
   and elastic (5 to 6 minutes). Shape into a ball. Place
   in a greased bowl, turning once. Cover. Let rise until
   double (1 hour). Punch dough down. Divide in half.
   Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
   On a lightly floured surface roll each half to a
   10x8-inch oval. Fold lengthwise in half so the top
   half overlaps to within 1/2 inch of the bottom half.
   Press folded edge firmly.  Place about 4-inches apart
   on greased baking sheet.  Cover and let rise until
   double (45 minutes). Bake in a 375F oven for 15 to 20
   minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
   Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar or spread with
   Confectioners' Glaze and decorate with candied
   cherries.  Makes 2 loaves.
     Mix 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon
   milk.  Add more milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until
   spreading consistency.
   Tops Grocery Store Ad flyer.  November 12, 1991
     “Holiday Specialties from Around the World”
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