Easy Ezekiel Stollen Recipe
Stollen is a fruit bread of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar. It is a traditional German bread eaten during the Christmas season, when it is called Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen.Wikipedia
Use the Basic Ezekiel Style Bread Dough Recipe with the following changes:
Add an extra Egg to the wet ingredients. Do not add sweetener.
Mix as usual. When dough has cycled through on the Dough setting, remove it from the pan to a lightly floured surface.
Cover the dough with a light dusting of flour and use the heels of your hands to flatten it to about 3 inches thick.
Top with 1 Cup slivered almonds. Fold and knead the dough until they are mixed in evenly.
Add a combination of 3 Cups of your choice of the following: Raisins, Golden Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Chopped Dates, Chopped Apricots, or other dried fruits or Candied Citrus Rinds. Fold and knead the dough until all the fruits are mixed in evenly.
Flatten the dough to a 3 inch tall circle again. Then fold in half and place on a cooking stone or lightly greased baking pan in a warm, draft free, place to rise for about 30-60 minutes.
Bake at 350 Degrees for 30 minutes.
Immediately butter the loaf with a pastry brush as soon as you pull it out of the oven and cover with foil or wax paper and a towel (to keep the moisture in) as it cools.
Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and serve.