Using quark (or yogurt) in place of butter or oil makes this stollen healthier—and moister—than traditional versions, while almonds, orange zest, and rum impart incredible flavor, so no one will detect the difference. Tossing the raisins with flour before mixing into the batter helps keep them equally distributed during baking. Stollen is ideal for wrapping and gifting to friends, or for serving as dessert after a holiday feast, dusted with confectioners' sugar.
- 250 grams raisins
- 500 grams all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 170 grams granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 200 grams softened butter
- 250 grams plain yogurt
- 65 grams orange peel (minced)
- 125 grams chopped almonds
- 3 tablespoons rum
- confectioner's sugar (for decoration)
- Preheat oven to 175 °C
- In a bowl pour the raisins and sprinkle with a tablespoon of flour, mix well so they are completely coated.
- Pour all ingredients in a food processor bowl, and mix at medium speed until smooth.
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough and shape into an oval loaf.
- Using the tip of a rolling pin, score a dent of 3 cm along the center of the loaf.
- Flatten one of two sides.
- Fold the thicker and narrower part on the thinner.
- Place the loaf on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, checking doneness with the blade of a knife.
- Let it cool and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
PER SERVING *
|Calories740Calories from Fat280|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat280|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.