Vegan Stollen

Stollen is a traditional german fruit bread usually eaten during Christmas season. It contains candied fruit peels, dried fruits, nuts, spices, marzipan in the middle and covered with powdered sugar. Here’s a delicious vegan version of it, we hope you’ll also like it! 🙂

SERVES

8-12 person

PREPARATION

cca. 15-20 minutes + cca. 1,5 hours to let the dough rising

COOKING

cca. 45-50 minutes

INGREDIENTS

500 g whole wheat flour
80 g powdered sugar
1 pack fresh yeast (42g)
200 g vegan margarine or vegan butter
1 pack vanilla sugar (10g)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 pinch of nutmeg (grated)
1 fresh lemon zest (grated)
250 ml plant based milk
150 g candied mixed fruit peel
100 g dried apricot
100 g raisins
50 g dried cranberries
200 g marzipan

2 tablespoon coconut oil
powdered sugar to cover it

 

DIRECTIONS

Smash the fresh yeast with your hands into 100 ml lukewarm plant based milk and give it 5-10 minutes for rising. (If the plant based milk doesn’t contain sugar add 1 teaspoon sugar to it, because yeast needs sugar to start ferment and rise up) During the yeast is rising measure the flour and mix with the powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Melt the vegan butter in microwave oven and warm the remaining plant based milk a little (to be lukewarm) and add the grated lemon zest.

Add the rised yeast, vegan butter and plant based milk to the flour and mix them well. Knead the dough for at least 1-2 minutes, then place it in the oven to let it rest (rise) at 40C for 40 minutes.

During the dough is rising, cut the dried apricot and dried cranberries into small pieces and mix with the candied fruit peels and raisins. Take out the dough of the oven and stir the dried fruits in it, mix them well, then place back in the oven for another 40 minutes to rise.

After the second 40 minutes rising place the dough on a baking paper onto a baking sheet and shape a rectangle,

place the marzipan roll in the middle and fold up the sides on each other tightly,

then bake it in preheated oven at 170C for 50 minutes, or until it will be golden brown.

While the stollen is still warm top it with coconut oil and sprinkle it with powdered sugar, to be a thick white coat.

It’s so delicious and can be a great gift for Christmas, enjoy it! 🙂

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