Thursday, December 23, 2010

Marzipan Filled Mango, Pistachio, Cashew Stollen Bites


I never was much interested in stollen until I moved to Germany. Now I love it. Marzipan especially is my favorite.  When I saw the idea for stollen bites on the King Arthur Flour website. I knew I had to create my own version and fill them with marzipan.




I have tons of stollen recipes here in my German cookbooks. I borrowed bits and pieces from several of them but my spins were switching up the flavors and using colored marzipan.





I added chopped dried mangos, pistachios and cashews to the dough.



 The results maybe weren't exactly bite size but if you have a big mouth like me, there's no problem.  The other good news is there is more of them to eat at one go. Wow is all I can say. The mango and the cashews added something a little unexpected to the flavor. These were so good, I can't wait for an an excuse to make them again.


Marzipan Filled Mango, Pistachio, Cashew 
Stollen Bites

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup dried mango
  • Sherry for soaking mango
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 package of dry yeast
  • 2&1/2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 3/4 cup chopped unsalted pistachios
  • 9 ounces marzipan rolled into 1 into pieces
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 & 1/2 tablespoons vanilla sugar

Directions:

  • Soak the mangos in sherry for about 2 hours.
  • Mix together flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
  • Melt butter, add milk and pour into dry mixture.
  • Knead until a shiny dough forms. Cover with a dishtowel and leave for 30 minutes.



  • Drain mango.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
  • Evenly sprinkle the mango, pistachios and cashews over the dough, fold and knead the mango and nuts in.


  • Let rise 15 minutes.



  • Pull off one small ball of dough at a time and make a well with your finger, put marzipan piece in and fold the dough over covering it completely. The idea is to put the marzipan in the middle of the dough.



  • I molded the balls of dough into mini stollen oval shapes, like little loaves of bread.



  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Let them sit for another 10 minutes.
  • Melt the butter and brush the stollen bites before putting them into the oven.


  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until they turn slightly golden.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a a wire rack.
  • Mix together the powdered sugar and vanilla sugar.
  • Melt the butter.
  • Brush the tops and sides of each stollen bite with butter and then dip into the sugar mix.

Makes about 22 pieces.

2 comments:

  1. I too am an American living in Germany (my husband's in the Air Force stationed here) and I love your blog! I used your stollen recipe and it was a huge hit!

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  2. Oh my goodness, my friend and I are HOOKED on marzipan, so I'm totally adding this recipe to my 'to-try' list! It's a shame that marzipan isn't as popular here in the states, it's so delicious and yet somewhat hard to find.

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