Friday, January 14, 2011
A Stollen is a loaf-shaped cake containing dried fruit, and covered with sugar, powdered sugar or icing sugar. The cake is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen is a traditional German cake, usually eaten during the Christmas season, when called Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. A similar cake from the Dutch cuisine is called a Kerststol in Dutch, while in Italian cuisine the panettone also shows a likeness.
Here at Tommy le Baker, we have localised this festive delicacy and have invented a Chinese New Year themed 'Fortune Stollen'. Perhaps in the future, a Raya Stollen, maybe?