Einkorn and Rye Stollen

Ingredients

  • STEP ONE
  • 125g mixed dried fruits
  • 25g mixed peel
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Einkorn Flour
  • 75g Doves Farm Organic Rye Flour
  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Strong White Flour
  • 25g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml tepid milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • STEP TWO
  • 50g butter
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • STEP THREE
  • 50g butter
  • 225g marzipan
  • 50g icing sugar
  • flour, for dusting
  • butter, for tray
  • milk, for brushing

Method

Step One

  1. Weigh the mixed dried fruits and mixed peel into a bowl.
  2. Add the orange juice and brandy and stir well.
  3. Cover and leave to stand for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Measure the einkorn, rye and strong white flours into another bowl.
  5. Add the sugar, yeast, mixed spice and salt and blend everything together.
  6. Break the egg into a jug, add the milk and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  7. Pour the liquid onto the flour and stir to make a dough.
  8. Using your hands bring together a smooth ball of dough.
  9. Invert a larger bowl over the dough bowl and leave for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step Two

  1. Melt the butter then leave to cool.
  2. Add the cooled butter to the dough and knead to combine.
  3. Tip the soaking fruit and juice into the bowl, add the flaked almonds and knead until combined and evenly distributed.
  4. Invert a large bowl over the dough bowl and leave it in a warm place for the dough to roughly double in size, which will take about two hours.

Step Three

  1. Melt the butter then leave to cool.
  2. Rub some butter around the inside of a large baking tray.
  3. Dust the work surface with a little flour, gently tip out the dough and lightly dust that with flour.
  4. For one stollen, shape the dough into a 25 x 12cm/10 x 5” oval. OR, for two stollens, cut the dough in half and shape each into a 20 x 10cm/8 x 4” oval.
  5. Roll the marzipan into one 25cm/10” cylinder or two 20cm/8” cylinders, depending on whether you are making one or two stollens.
  6. Place the larger marzipan cylinder in the middle of the larger dough oval or the smaller cylinders on the smaller dough ovals.
  7. Brush the edges of the dough with milk.
  8. Lift up the edges of the dough pinching them together to seal in the marzipan.
  9. Transfer the stollen(s) to the prepared baking tray, seal down and press any exposed fruits back into the dough.
  10. Brush the outside of the stollen(s) with some of the melted butter.
  11. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave it in a warm place for 1 hour.

Step Four

  1. Pre-heat the oven 20 minutes before you are going to bake.
  2. Remove the tea towel and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  3. Take the cake(s) out of the oven and brush all over with the remaining melted butter and leave to cool.
  4. When cold, sieve the icing sugar all over the cake.
  5. Wrap the cold stollen(s) and keep in a tin or a cool place.