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German Christollen
German Christollen
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A homemade German Christollen is a Christmas sweet bread filled with dried fruits and nuts, covered with a thick layer of icing sugar. It´s most common to start the Christmas season with this cake.

Ingredient List for 12 servings:
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275 gr Flour
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10 gr Yeast
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60 gr Sugar
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150 ml Milk
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1 Egg yellow
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180 gr Unsalted butter
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155 gr Raisins
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125 gr Dried orange
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120 gr Walnuts
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100 gr Icing sugar
Oven temperature:
180 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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In a baking machine pour almost all the flour, yeast, egg yellow, milk, sugar, and 80 gr of soft butter. Let the machine work on low speed for 10 to 15 minutes. The dough needs to let go from the edges of the bowl. If not add more flour.
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Place a baking towel on top of the bowl and let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
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In liquid of your choice add the raisins, dried orange and walnuts. Let it soak in.
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Work the dough for 5 minutes, and then add the fruits.
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On a baking sheet place a baking paper and roll out the dough like a loaf. Cover with the baking towel and let it rest 20 minutes longer.
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Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Place the dough in the middle of the oven. Cook for 1 hour, but after 30 minutes cover the Christollen with aluminum foil.
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Take out the Stollen from the oven. Melt the rest of the butter and brush the stolen with.
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Sprinkle it with a thick layer of icing sugar.
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Let the it cool down before serving it.
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