Christstollen is a traditional cake that is eaten at Christmas.
It takes the form of a rectangle or trapezium and is usually covered in icing sugar.
The main ingredients include raisins, sultanas, currants and citrus peel, but beyond that there a many variations, such as with marzipan, extra butter or nut.
Arguably the most famous version is the stollen from Dresden. This is made to a very strict recipe and the name “Dresdner Stollen” and it’s variants are protected.
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