This month we were supposed to bake a Stollen for the Daring Bakers Challenge. Everything started well, only I ended up with a very wet dough so I added flour, a bit more flour and again a bit much more flour… Finally I think I added about 300 g additional flour.
Of course this change had an impact on the final result.
Look at this slice of big, burnt, dry and compact MONSTER Stollen!
Now I’m sitting on a Stollen of 2 kilograms, that event doesn’t taste like Stollen, more like Pain d’Epice. ;-)
So next year I will stick again at Baker Süpke’s foolproof Christstollen recipe and hope (or better pray?) that I will be more successful with the 2011 Daring Baker Challenges.
Nevertheless I wish you all a Merry Festive Season and a Happy New Year! :-)
The 2010 December Daring Bakers‘ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book and Martha Stewart’s demonstration.