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Almond Stollen

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This Almond Stollen is a delicious German sweet bread which you might want to gift to your friends during Christmas or more informally for any occasion. Try this lemony almond glazed bread for your next meal and let me know if you like it. Your suggestions for this Almond Stollen are welcome.
Ingredients
  Flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Sourdough starter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Slivered almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsalted butter To Taste, melted
  Confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Combine 1 cup flour, sourdough, honey, egg, butter, salt, and lemon peel. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”1 1/2 hours.
4 Punch down dough. Knead in almonds. Cover with inverted bowl for 10 minutes. Roll into a 7 x 10-inch oval. Fold in half lengthwise. Press only folded edge firmly.
5 Place stollen on greased baking sheet. Let rise in warm place until double€”about 30€”45 minutes.
6 Brush melted butter on top. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until done.
7 Cool on wire rack. While still warm, brush with melted butter. Then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Party

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