Stollen is a classic German dessert that is typically served around Christmas. In this version, the sweet yeasted dough is formed into a wreath making it a beautiful dessert. The dough is studded with candied orange and figs which both impart their flavor and sweetness on the dessert. Almonds add a nice bit of crunch to the cake. A brushing of melted butter and a dusting of powdered sugar add a nice finish to the dessert.
- Mix the candied orange and figs with the orange juice and set aside.
- Stir the yeast into the lukewarm water and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Heat the milk and butter together until the butter melts. Let cool.