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Christmas Stollen

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted (1 Stick)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Scalded milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Fast rising yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Envelopes)
  Flour 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (Red And Green)
  Sliced almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Mix the sugar, butter, salt and milk in a bowl.
Let stand until cool.
Add the eggs and a mixture of the yeast and 3 cups of the flour; mix well.
Combine 1 cup of the flour with the raisins, cherries, almonds, allspice and cinnamon in a small bowl; mix well.
Stir the raisin mixture into the egg mixture.
Gradually add flour until dough is no longer sticky.
Knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Let rest for 10 minutes.
Shape into 4 long loaves.
Flatten the loaves and fold in half lengthwise.
Place on greased baking sheets.
Let rise, covered, in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes longer or until bread tests done.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas

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