Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dare to Bake: Stollen

Oh, the smell of freshly-baked bread (or other yeasty baked good)! There were tempting aromas wafting from my oven as I baked my day-after-Christmas stollen. Sadly, it didn't taste quite as amazing as the smell. Moreover, I think this will be the last wheat flour product I have for a while, as I have not feeling particularly well after consuming baked goods :(

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.

My version had raisins and dried apricots. To veganize it, I used an egg-replacer and oil ... but I think coconut oil or a nut oil would have given the bread a little more flavor. Next time I would also use some almond flour (although I did sub in some cornmeal, which gave it some nice texture) and incorporate chocolate, hehe. Anywho, check out the recipes here, and catch you Tuesday when I write a more substantial post about ... spinach?

1 comment:

Jimena said...

Sorry you weren't such a fan =( It still looks great! I on the other hand LOVED it.