Monday, 8 December 2008


My husband always asks for certain things each year for Christmas. These all are food and drink related. Most of the time I ignore the requests, this is only the 3rd year I've made a Xmas cake. Anyway I have made 2 Xmas cakes, so that'll keep him in fruit cake until mid February, I'm sure (he likes it with a slice of cheese on top, stilton or wendsleydale I think).

Now he wants Xmas Pudding as dessert on New Year's Eve. I've decided that can be bought from a local supplier.

And on top of that a Stollen.

I'm sure you can see the similarities in these 3 things (fruit, almonds, marzipan, rum/ brandy!)

To my mind they are a variation on a theme.

Anyway, I've been googling for stollen recipes, if anyone has a good one, and can be kind, can you forward it on to me. I would suggest one with lots of the spice flavours and the marzipan. That feeling of Northern European Winter, I guess!

Thank you very much.


Anonymous said...


Anna x

Joanne Brown said...

This one was on the front cover of Dec's issue of BBC Good Food Magazine. I've not made it myself yet but it certainly looks good!!