A Stollen is a traditional German cake, usually eaten during the Christmas season. It is a loaf-shaped cake containing dried fruit, and covered with icing sugar. We have to admit that we have never tried Stollen, we have seen it in the shops but we have never made it. Yesterday, our confectioner friend SATOKO brought us a very original Stollen - "Matcha Green Tea Stollen with sweet chestnuts". It was the stollen to fall in love with. Low in sweetness and healthly ingredientes are used. It is so delicious that once you start, you will never able to stop eating it!!
30g Wasanbon (Japanese White Sugar)
1 egg yolk
8g dry yeast
80g bread flour
80g cake flour
2 tablespoon of Matcha
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
30g sweet chestnut
50g Roasted walnuts
100g dried fruit dipped in rum
Melted butter and powdered sugar
2. In a large bowl, put melted butter, add the Wasambon (Japanese sugar) and beat well.
3. Add whisked egg yolks and mix well.
4. Add sifted powders and mix throughly together.
5. Add preliminary fermented 1.to 4. and knead well.
6. Add spices, chestnuts, walnuts, dried fruits and continue kneading until smooth. Form round shape and let it rise about 2 hours (primary fermentation)
7. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the marzipan into a rope and place it in the center of the dough. Let it rise about 1 hour (Secondary fermentation).
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes at 180 ℃
10. While warm, brush the surface with some melted butter and leave to cool.
11. When cool, dust it with icing sugar.