Monday, December 19, 2011

Christstollen: a German Christmas Treat

I can't claim any credit for baking this delight. Rather, it was a gift from a friend. A surprise gift, at that! She purchased it at a German market, here in Canada.

I've never had Christstollen before (here served with Merry Mint tea). However, I can see tracking down a recipe and making some for next Christmas. There is a German great-grandmother in the family tree, after all!

 Frohe Weihnachten!
Merry Christmas! 

And while I'm at it, Happy Hanukkah, which is almost here!
I once lived and worked on a Cree reserve; my Jewish neighbours included my roommate and yours truly in their traditional celebrations. I can still taste the latkes!

Ok, that makes 2 things I want to learn to make: stollen and latkes! 
Recipes, anyone?

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  1. The stollen looks delicious! I've never had any and I need to change that very soon!
    Latkes are easy, take a few russet potatoes (or Yukon Gold) and grate them by hand or a food processor along with a large onion, salt and pepper. One beaten egg and a little handful of matzoh meal. Mix well and make patties. Then fry them up until they are golden brown. Serve with applesauce or sour cream.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  2. If I have leftover mashed potatoes, I will make a batch of Latkes, now and then.

    We bought a Stollen at a German Christmas Mkt, here in MO last year. Very good!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. I never tasted a Stollen, but it loooks so delicious with ball the fruit and nuts in it! I've had many latkes and carol's recipe is perfect. The Martha Stewart website also also has a good recipe.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi,Karen!
    Looks like a very sweet and delicious cake with lots of raisins and nuts!
    Have a great Christmas!

    I was off-line for a while.
    See you soon!

  5. I always buy my stollen - my secret is out! Latkes intrigue me - I've never made them either.

  6. Mmmm, I love stollen too. We were given some last year by friends who went to Germany just before Christmas and brought some back for was delicious! Have a very Merry Christmas, Karen.
    Helen x

  7. Love stollen too and always get one for Christmas.

  8. How about Rugelach, a Jewish cookie that we always make at Christmas.

  9. Hi Karen,
    Oh, the Stollen looks so delish!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Happy Christmas and Happy & Healthy New Year!

    Christmas blessings,

  10. hello karen,
    the christstollen looks delicious. i bake each year christstollen for my can find the recipe on my blog.
    wonderful blog!!
    christmas blessings,

  11. Well I have been to a few Chanukah parties already this year lots of latkes and doughnuts and Sfenj.
    I will looking at Regina's Blog that Christstollen looks very tasty and its not fried

  12. you can wish me both as I live here in Israel but I am not Jewish.



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