Stollen History

The History Of Stollen

Stollen is a centuries old German bread rich with eggs milk and butter and usually only slightly sweet.  

The recipe varies but it almost always is shaped in a tapered oval.

Legend has it that bakers did this to represent the baby Jesus in swaddling clothes. Sometimes there is a ridge down the center to accentuate the body.

Other times it is braided with 3 braids that represent the trinity.

The most famous Stollen comes from Dresden, Germany.

The 2nd most famous Stollen comes from Helfers Pastries!!!

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