Do you know what is a Stollen?
How about Marzipan?
These are something very new to me.
As I am writing this article, we are in the month of December.
As you know, December is the month where we celebrate Christmas.
For December, most of the instructors are having Christmas theme cooking and baking classes.
The instructor in Petaling Jaya has listed Stollen with Marzipan in one of his baking class.
I have never heard of Stollen nor Marzipan before and I doubt I’ve eaten them.
Being curious, I thought of doing some research to find out what is a Stollen with Marzipan.
What is Stollen?
According to Wikipedia, Stollen is a fruit bread containing dried fruit and often covered with powdered sugar or icing sugar.
The bread is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices.
Stollen is a traditional German bread usually eaten during the Christmas season, when it is called Weihnachtsstollen (after “Weihnachten”, the German word for Christmas) or Christstollen (after Christ).
What is Marzipan?
Again according to Wikipedia, Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal (ground almonds), sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract.
It is often made into sweets; common uses are chocolate-covered marzipan and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables.
It is also rolled into thin sheets and glazed for icing cakes, primarily birthday, wedding cakes and Christmas cakes.
It is undoubtedly German
Stollen with Marzipan is undoubtedly a German cake. From the looks of it, it is very sweet. Something we Malaysian love very much.
How does it look like? How does it taste?
Check out the YouTube video below. Though it is a store bought Stollen with Marzipan, nonetheless, it looks absolutely delicious.
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