Eggless Stollen Bite With Toffee Candy

HOhoHo..... Santa.... is coming to town....lalala... MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my dearest readers! I'm sure you're all having a wonderful time right at this moment. Oh wow, Christmas is here already! Do you believe it? The weather is getting chilled over here immediately after the celebration of 'dongzhi' or winter solstice a few days ago and quite windy too. I know I have to bake something.....something warm for everyone at home. And I have finally put my hands together on this German traditional cake on this special day. This special cake is also called as Stollen or Christstollen or Weihnachtstollen which is usually eaten during Christmas. It is a bread-like fruity yeasted cake and is normally filled in with marzipan. Well, I have replaced marzipan with something even more exciting....toffee candies. Slurppp......

So, here's what I did.
Ingredients :
500gm  all purpose flour
2 TB  sugar
1 TB lemon zest
a pinch of salt
1/2 TB cinnamon powder

100ml    lukewarm milk
3 tspn    yeast
(combine and leave to rest for 10 mins)

200gm   butter, melted
80gm    sugar
50gm   almond meal
150ml  yogurt
(combined all ingredients & mix well)

100gm  dried cranberry, washed
50gm    candied nutmeg, washed
30gm    candied orange peeled, washed
4 TB  brandy
(stir brandy into mix fruit and let to rest for an hour before used)

For topping :  50gm  butter, melted & icing sugar for dusting
For filling  :  store bought toffee candy

Method :
(1) combine ingredients (A) into a big bowl & mix well.
(2) now, stir mixture (B) & (C) into ingredients (A) and mix to form a soft dough.
(3) finally, add ingredients (D) into soft dough and knead to combine.
(4) then let dough rest for 1-1/2 hour and again knead dough to smooth.
(5) divide dough into 4 portions and then cut each portion into 10 pcs.
(6) wrap each dough with toffee candies and arrange them on baking tray.
(7) again let dough rest for 30 mins.
(8) now, bake at preheated oven 195-200'C for about 15-20 mins or till brown.
(9) for final touch up, brush on melted butter and dust with icing sugar once cooled completely.

I've failed to take a perfect picture of the melting toffee center. Most of them came out quite blur and unable to focus properly. Other than that I am full. You know what I mean! hahaha.... Anyway, have lots of fun guys! God Blessed. ((hugs))...& more ((hugs)) from ME.
I'm sending this to Wild Yeast Blog @ Yeastspotting & Bake Your Own Bread.


  1. Hi Kristy, Merry Christmas to you and family. May the good times of present become the golden memories of tomorrow.

    Delicious eggless stollen. Look very tempting.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  2. hey Kristy... really drooling..but ingredients ABCD.. too complicated for me.. just imagine the taste looking at the pictures is much easier.. hahahaa....

  3. Oh boy!! Just keep stuffing ,uself!!

  4. Merry Christmas Kristy! May you have a wonderful holiday celebration!

  5. I like these mini stollen bites. You always have some great ideas.
    Happy Holidays!

  6. Would be so lovely to have these for breakfast on a Christmas morning...or even for lunch in the office like now to bring back some festive mood!

  7. Your stollen looks delicious, Kristy! Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy new year!

  8. love the idea of mini stollen ;)) all the best for 2013

  9. Season's Greetings. Lovely Stollen makes for a perfect holiday treat. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

  10. nice and delicious , have a lovely and nice new year!

  11. wishing you a very happy new year and all the best for 2013! Hugs!

  12. Hi Kristy :) I was just telling Biren, that I wanted to make stollen for Christmas but didn't have time - next year I must make time! Your baby stollen looks amazing! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing that 2013 will be a year of blessings and peace for you and your family.

  13. Hi Kristy, Happy new Year to you and wish you all the best in 2013.

  14. Kristy, May your New Year full of moments as sweet as these special stollen : ).

  15. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! And very soon Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

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