Don’t Forget the Butter: Christmas Edition

There were lots of highlights about Christmas, but the first in chronological order was an entire day with which to make Christmas Stollen.  Yay!  (And a borrowed kitchen that was very kindly allowed to become ridiculously messy before it got clean again.) This was last year’s batch, but this year’s looked more or less the…

Christmas Stollen: Slightly New, Slightly Improved, Still Delicious

I’ve been talking about my family’s Christmas Stollen recipe for years, and I think it’s time the recipe finally made its way out into the world.  German Christmas Stollen perplexed me as a kid. Was it stolen? Why did we bake bread and call it stolen? What was this thing called “candied citron,” and why…