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Christmas Stollen

Prep
Cook
Serves 6people
Ingredients
1
cup milk
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
tsp salt
1/2
cup shortening
2
packages active dry yeast
1/4
cup warm water (105 to 115F)
3
eggs
4 1/4
cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2
tsp nutmeg or mace
1
tsp cinnamon
1
cup seedless raisins
1
cup diced mixed candied fruit
7/5
cups slivered almonds
FROSTING:
1
cup unsifted confection sugar
2
tbsp milk
8-10
candied cherries
Directions
1.
In large saucepan, heat milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Stir in granulated sugar, salt, and shortening; let cool until lukewarm.
2.
Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large bowl; stir until dissolved. Then stir in milk mixture. Add 2 cups flour; beat until thoroughly combined and smooth.
3.
Cover bowl with damp towel; let dough rise in warm place (85F), free from drafts, until double in bulk - about 30 minutes.
4.
Sift remaining flour with nutmeg or mace and cinnamon.
5.
Stir raisins, fruit, and almonds into dough. Then stir in flour-spice mixture until well mixed.
6.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 10 minutes, or until smooth. Place in greased bowl; cover with damp towel; let rise in warm place until double in bulk - about 1 hour.
7.
Punch down. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead 5 minutes. Shape into desired stollen shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover with damp towel; let rise in warm place until double in bulk - about 1 hour.
8.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
9.
Bake Stollen 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake 35 minutes more. Cool on wire rack.
10.
FROSTING:
11.
Combine sugar and milk in small bowl until smooth. Frost top of Stollen. Decorate with cherries and bits and angelica.
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