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Stollen Bites

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9-12 minutes 20 bites Vegetarian

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A festive favourite recipe, bursting with Christmas flavour.  These Stollen Bites are made using our Strong White Bread Flour and make the perfect festive treat, or homemade Christmas gift.


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2 x mixing bowls and large baking tray


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1 tsp orange, grated rind
25g sultanas
25g candied peel
1 tbsp currants
2 tbsp rum
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g Doves Farm Organic Strong White Flour
75g caster sugar
1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp allspice
⅛ tsp nutmeg
100ml milk
1 tbsp oil
1 egg yolk
100g marzipan
50g butter for brushing
25g icing sugar
flour for dusting
butter, for tray


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170°C, Fan 150°C, 325°F, Gas 3

  1. Finely grate the orange rind into a bowl.
  2. Add the sultanas, candied peel, currants, rum and vanilla extract and mix together.
  3. Measure the flour, sugar, yeast, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Put the milk, oil and egg yolk into another bowl and mix together thoroughly.
  5. Pour the milky mixture onto the flour, add the soaking fruits and stir until everything is combined in a dough.
  6. Cover with a large upturned bowl and leave in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  7. Divide the marzipan into twenty pieces and roll each into a ball.
  8. Rub some butter around the inside of a large baking tray or insert a baking liner.
  9. Lightly dust the work top with flour.
  10. Gather together the dough, put it on the floured surface and lightly dust it with flour.
  11. Cut the dough into twenty pieces.
  12. Take each piece of dough, flatten it with your fingers and put a marzipan ball in the middle.
  13. Draw the dough around the marzipan and pinch to seal.
  14. Place the dough balls on the baking tray with the seal at the bottom.
  15. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise for 60 minutes.
  16. Pre-heat the oven 20 minutes before you are going to bake.
  17. Bake for 9-12 minutes until very lightly golden.
  18. Remove the stollen bites from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  19. Gently melt the butter.
  20. Transfer the stollen bites to a mixing bowl, sprinkle the melted butter over the top and stir gently until all the butter has been absorbed. Return the stollen bites to a wire rack to cool.
  21. Measure the icing sugar into a clean mixing bowl.
  22. Add the stollen bites and stir until they are covered in icing sugar.
  23. Store the stollen bites in a tin.

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