The tradition of Christmas stollen dates to 14th century Germany where it was made only at Christmas to celebrate the birth of Christ. Stollen continues to be a holiday favorite with families passing their own recipes from generation to generation. Slices of stollen can be enjoyed at breakfast, often warmed and spread with butter, and as an anytime snack or after meal dessert.
Our stollen is made entirely by hand in small batches. Our unique recipe uses rum-soaked raisins, dates and pecans added to a dough of sweet butter and specially spiced flour. The mix is cut into rough loaves, hand-shaped and wrapped around a marzipan center then baked to a golden brown. When cooled, each loaf is brushed with melted butter and rolled in sugar and placed onto trays to rest. To finish, we roll the stollen in Neu Schnee, or New Snow sugar.
Stollen improves with age and will stay fresh for several weeks stored in a dry pantry or for months in the refrigerator or freezer. Each loaf is packaged in our own decorative holiday box and delivered with your personal greeting.
Stollen may be shipped UPS Ground anywhere in the continental US and Hawaii.
For other quantities and/or combinations, please call our office at 304-876-2432 from 10:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Saturday, and 9:00 to 2:00 on Sunday and we’ll be happy to help you!
How to Care for Your Stollen
Stollen improves with age and will stay fresh for several weeks stored in a dry pantry or for months in the refrigerator or freezer.
Because stollen is made with a biscuit-like dough, it doesn't have the texture of cake and some people unfamiliar with it may find it drier than expected. However, as it ages, the moisture from the rum-soaked fruit will soften its texture. This may also cause a mottled effect on the sugar coating, creating an unappealing look. When this happens, your stollen is ripening and reaching its peak flavor. At this point all it needs is a bit of dusting with powdered sugar to restore its pristine appearance.