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Vesak Day Stollen

Stollen is a German holiday favorite. One of the traditional stollen has a roll of marzipan in it. It is supposed to represent the baby Jesus wrapped up in a bundle. The fruits represent the gifts of the Maji. Since it is the Vesak Day Holiday and Christmas Day is still far away, I decided to honor The Lord Buddha instead. Vesak Day is the day in which The Lord Buddha was born, became Enlightened and attained Maha-Samadhi (died). Isn't that just amazing?

The Stollen featured here is from a recipe in Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice

The Stollen is brushed with butter and dusted with icing sugar.

The marzipan was really sweet and makes the Stollen special.

Eating too much of this stuff will certainly not make you enlightened. It will increase your weight.


More Stollen

I continued with my Stollen baking adventures. I wanted to try a lighter version. However, the results were expectedly inferior to the richer version which I made on Vesak Day. I will stick to the real stuff the next time round. Hopefully, I'd have lost some kilos by Christmas so that I can indulge in more of the stuff.


















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