Martha stewart's stollen

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
11 cups Flour; sifted
¾ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground mace
½ teaspoon Freshly-grated nutmeg
2 cups Milk; warmed
¾ pounds Unsalted butter; plus
4 tablespoons Butter; melted
3 ounces Dry yeast; or
2 ounces Cake yeast; dissolved in
½ cup Warm water
6 larges Eggs; lightly beaten
2¼ cup Currants; soaked in
½ cup Cognac
2½ cup Golden raisins; soaked in
½ cup Orange juice
\N \N Peel of 4 oranges; diced
\N \N Rind of 2 lemons; grated
½ pounds Citron; diced
½ cup Dried apricots; chopped
2½ cup Blanched almonds; chopped
\N \N Confectioner's sugar; for dusting

Sift together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and ¾ pounds butter. Add the dissolved yeast and eggs. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead until fairly smooth.

Mix together in a bowl the currants and raisins in their liquid, peel, rind, citron, apricots, and almonds, and then work them into the dough.

Continue kneading for about 10 minutes. If the dough is sticky, knead in more flour, but be careful not to overwork.

Place the dough in a large buttered bowl, cover the bowl with a kitchen towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 to 2 hours.

Punch down the dough and cut in half. Roll each piece into a 12- by 8-inch rectangle. Brush with the melted butter, then fold one long side to the center. Fold the other long side over the first, overlapping it by 1-inch.

Turn the dough over, taper the ends, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat for second loaf. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise again in a warm place for 1 to 1½ hours.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the stollen for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a rack and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Source: "Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Dec 1994/Jan 1995" S(Formatted for MC5): "by Lynn Thomas - Lynn_Thomas@..." Yield: "2 loaves" Per serving: 14136 Calories (kcal); 576g Total Fat; (36% calories from fat); 331g Protein; 1946g Carbohydrate; 2058mg Cholesterol; 3406mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 75 ½ Grain(Starch); 16 ½ Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 41 ½ Fruit; 103 ½ Fat; 10 Other Carbohydrates Recipe by: Martha Stewart

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