Christmas classic: the stolen

Oblong in shape and sprinkled with icing sugar, the shape of the traditional German Christmas stollen symbolizes the Child Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes.
In Germany, the stollen is as much a part of Christmastide as Christmas markets and Christmas trees. History does not tell us where the stollen recipe originated or who invented it. However, it was first mentioned in a document in Naumburg an der Saale, Saxony, as early as 1329 – making it the Christmas pastry with the longest tradition in Germany.



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