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German Christmas Bread

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  Diced citron 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Candied diced orange peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brandy/Rum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105 To 115°)
  Lukewarm milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), scalded then cooled
  Margarine/Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  All purpose flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Chopped blanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely shredded lemon peel 1 Tablespoon
  Margarine/Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon

Mix citron, raisins, orange peel and brandy; let stand at least 1 hour.
Drain; reserve brandy.
Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl.
Stir in reserved brandy, the milk, 1/2 cup margarine, the granulated sugar, salt, nutmeg, eggs and 2 cups of the flour.
Beat until smooth.
Stir in brandied fruit mixture, almonds, lemon peel and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up.
Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down dough; divide into halves.
Press 1 half into an oval, about 10 x 7 inches.
Brush with melted margarine.
Fold lengthwise in half; press folded edge firmly.
Place stollen on greased cookie sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Cover; let rise until double, 45 to 60 minutes.
Brush with melted margarine.
Heat oven to 375°.
Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Brush with melted margarine; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4845 Calories from Fat 1469

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 167 g257.2%

Saturated Fat 30.1 g150.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 645.7 mg215.2%

Sodium 1329.1 mg55.4%

Total Carbohydrates 711 g237.1%

Dietary Fiber 32.4 g129.8%

Sugars 224.9 g

Protein 103 g206.5%

Vitamin A 118.4% Vitamin C 93.5%

Calcium 54.7% Iron 198.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

German Christmas Bread Recipe