Christmas Stollen

Preparation:  20 min. Cooking: 45 min. Total: 65 min.
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  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • 1/2 Cup mixed candied fruit
  • 2 Tbsp brandy
  • 3 1/4 Cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cup almonds , ground
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom , ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Cup lowfat cottage cheese (or regular)
  • 2 eggs , slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 Lb candied cherries
  • 4 Tbsp whole almonds
Combine the raisins, candied fruit, and Brandy; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Combine the flour, sugar, ground almonds, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom, nutmeg. Cut in butter with pastry blender or food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Process cottage cheese in food processor or blender until smooth. Add cottage cheese, eggs, vanilla, raisin mixture, and walnuts to dry ingredients, stirring until moistened. Shape dough into ball.

Turn dough out on floured surface, and knead until smooth (1 to 2 minutes), adding more flour if necessary. Roll dough to form oval about 8.5x12 inch. Brush dough with 1 tbsp melted butter. Fold long side of dough over to within about 1.5 in of the opposite side. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 ℉ for 40 to 45 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Brush with remaining melted butter. Transfer stollen to wire rack to cool. Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bread. Garnish with candied cherries and almonds.
Calories
830 Cal
Fat
27 g
Carbs
130 g
Protein
20 g
Fiber
6.3 g
Sugar
60 g
Cholesterol
94 mg
Sodium
640 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     6.3 g
Fat     27 g
Sugar     60 g
Carbs     130 g
Protein     20 g
Calories     830 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     7.8 g
Fat, Mono     9.6 g
Fat, Sat     7.4 g
Fat, Trans     0.1 g
Fat, Percent     29 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     2.3 mcg     1.9 %
Vitamin, A     380 IU     13 %
Vitamin, B12     0.4 mcg     18 %
Niacin     4.9 mg     31 %
Riboflavin     0.7 mg     56 %
Vitamin, C     1 mg     1.1 %
Vitamin, D     14 IU     2.4 %
Vitamin, B6     0.2 mg     12 %
Vitamin, E     5.3 mg     35 %
Panto, Acid     0.8 mg     15 %
Choline     69 mg     12 %
Thiamin     0.6 mg     53 %

Minerals

Calcium     240 mcg     24 %
Phosphorus     450 mg     64 %
Magnesium     89 mg     21 %
Copper     0.5 mcg     57 %
Fluoride     14 mcg     350 %
Zinc     1.8 mg     16 %
Cholesterol     94 mg     0.6 %
Sodium     640 mg     43 %
Selenium     33 mcg     59 %
Manganese     1.3 mg     19 %
Potassium     430 mg     9.2 %
Iron     5 mg     63 %