Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stollen – a very traditional German Christmas bread.

The December 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge.

When I first saw the post for December challenge I was like okk!?..Stollen mmm never had one before nor did I ever made one beside anything with raisins is just ok with me so here was a challenge to make. As we were allowed to post any day/time between 23 to 27th so I thought of making it in the first week but could not as I had to go with my maternal grandmothers and mama to their village after 15 years (village post coming soon) and had fun and was exciting.
So when I got back I posted my Halwa mania and finished my December challenge just today mmmm got a little lazy though! =)

After reading the 4 pages I was like it must be very hard work and its gona take me the whole day to make the first stage but I was wrong after doing all the prep the first stage was really easy and got it done quick! The rest was easy pesy. Was worried about the baking as my oven has been acting up on me! Was supposed to get it checked had no time…Then I was not sure about the baking but the tips helped. And the gorgeous aroma that filled the house was bring everyone to the kitchen, my brother sent my sis-in-law to check whatever i was baking was ready!!..i told her it’s almost done but needs to rest for an hour so you guys wait….the hour was not up and she was back with my niece (off course whom I cannot refuse anything) and she asked for a slice and I asked her to wait just few minutes for me to decorate it and take some photos and after that I gave her a slice her mom thinking she will give it to her dad but she didn’t heheh she had it herself!.   

They could not wait and as my whole family was here it finished almost immediately at tea time with warm butter and honey. It tasted fabulous and looked pretty.
I was happy they liked is so much this means it was a success!! Yeppyy!! =)
It was a good challenge and experience. Thank you DB and Penny for this amazing challenge. =)


The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book.........and Martha Stewart’s demonstration.


Jenny said...

Your stollen looks beautiful! Happy new year!

Renata said...

Gorgeous Stollen! Love the decoration with roses. Great that your family enjoyed it so much. The smell of the Stollen baking is indeed tempting.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your wreath is beautiful and looks delicious!

Happy New Year!



thedaintyapron said...

Your stollen turned out great! I too really loved this challenge.

shaz said...

Glad you were given time to take photos of the stollen! The smell was so good I had trouble resisting the urge to cut myself a slice but I managed to keep my hands off as I wanted to take it along to share with friends :) Great work!

Wishing you a very happy new year.

Jenniffer said...

This looks really yummy!