Stollen - traditional German cake in a mini version. Christmas strudel with marzipan, cottage cheese and raisins
Stollen is a traditional German pastry that is usually served around Christmas time. This cake is one of the most popular Christmas baked goods for a reason. The addition of marzipan, raisins, orange peel and spices makes it a unique baking.
Stollen is a traditional German pastry that is usually served happen during the Christmas holidays. This cake is one of the most popular for a reason Christmas baking. The addition of marzipan, raisins, orange peel and spices makes it a unique baking.
Many people buy Christmas stollen (Christstollen or Weihnachtsstollen), either in trusted bakeries or at Christmas markets, which in Germany have a long tradition and are an integral part of culture. I invite you to a short photo report from Christmas Market in Rostock. em>
In German homes, stollen is often prepared according to old family recipes, thanks to which the cake takes on different faces. This is also the case in this recipe, I present a mini version of this Christmas baking, i.e. mini stollen. Quick, easy, a lot (there's about 20 pieces) and just like gingerbread cookies, we can pack them nicely and give them to friends.
INGREDIENTSfor about 20 pieces
- 300 g flour type 500/550
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- a pinch of cardamom powder
- 50 g of sugar
- 100 g of butter
- 150 g of semi-fat cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 75 g of marzipan (I suggest homemade mass marzipan)
- 75 g of raisins
- 50 g candied orange peel
- 20 ml of rum
- a few drops of almond aroma
- 30 g of melted butter to spread on cookies
- Icing sugar for sprinkling
- Raisins and orange peel pour rum, add a few drops of almond aroma and set aside (you can soak the day before).
- In a large bowl, thoroughly mix dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar.
- Put it into a blender, add crumbled cottage cheese and cold butter cut into pieces.
- Briefly, pulse mix until we get the so-called. "wet sand".
- Put the mixture back into the bowl or directly onto the pastry board.
- Add the beaten egg, knead for a while.
- The marzipan is crushed or cut into small pieces.
- Add soaked raisins and orange peels, crushed marzipan to the dough and knead again.
- Tear portions of the dough (about 40 g each) from the dough and form small, oval buns in your hands.
- Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 12-15 minutes.
- Still hot, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.