Stutenkerl is a sweet leavened dough, made in the shape of a man, traditionally served around St. Nicholas Day in German speaking countries. Lightly flavored with vanilla and lemon, these Stutenkerle are wonderfully fluffy on the inside. Shape into the form of a man by hand or with a large cookie cutter, cover with an egg wash to give your Stutenkerle some shine, and then create eyes and a mouth with raisins or other dried fruit. Sweet and tasty, these are a great fun treat for children.
- 500 grams flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
- 125 grams sugar
- 200 milliliters milk (warm)
- 100 grams margarine
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- lime zest
- 50 grams raisins
- 2 egg whites
- Place the flour in a large bowl and make a hole in the center.
- Separately, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm milk. Pour into the hole at the middle of the flour and mix. Sprinkle flour on top, cover and let it rest for 15 minutes in a warm place.
- Add the margarine, egg yolk, vanilla, salt, and lime zest. Mix again. Cover and let it rest for 50 minutes.
- Knead using your hands until the dough is elastic. Add flour, if needed. Place back in the bowl and let it rest for 50 minutes.
- Stretch the dough and cut out the child silhouettes.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover and let them rest for 20 minutes.
- Brush with egg white. Add raisins to create the mouth and eyes.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
PER SERVING *
|Calories890Calories from Fat230|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat230|
|% 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.