Merry (belated) Christmas, you guys! I meant to post this yesterday, but better late than never. Despite the lack of posts, there was a lot of holiday baking and dish washing going on over here, as I’m sure was the case for everyone else.
The end of the month brings another Daring Bakers Challenge, and for December it was appropriately something Christmas-related: Stollen! If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a German treat that is pretty much like fruit cake in yeast bread form. Even though I’m half German, I had never had it, so it was yet another adventure for me.
The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book………and Martha Stewart’s demonstration. Continue reading