Holiday Stollen (Yulekage)
1 c. white raisins 1 c. chopped dried apricots
- soak above in apricot brandy overnight & drain
1/2 c. melted butter 2 c. milk
1/4 c. sugar 2 eggs
1 t. salt 5 t. dry yeast (2 pkgs.)
~6 c. flour 1 t. cardamom
zest of one lemon and one orange
1/2 c. chopped red and green candies cherries
Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts
Optional: Filling & extra butter.
Mix all ingredients except fruit, filling and total flour, with 1 c. flour. Let sit a couple of minutes. Add fruit and remaining flour to make a slightly sticky dough.
Knead on floured surface. Put in oiled bowl to rise.
When doubled shape as desired, either a 2 standard loaves, or 2 loaves rolled up jellyroll like with cinnamon filling or into a coffee ring.
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1 t. cinnamon
To use, roll out dough in rectangle. Spread with butter or margarine. Sprinkle on filling. Roll up.
Bake 350, for 25 - 30 minutes. Can ice when cool.