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Christmas Stollen Recipe With Amish Friendship Bread Starter
Yields 2 loaves
1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 to 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup chopped red cherries
1/2 cup chopped green cherries
1/2 cup diced dried mango
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Marzipan or almond paste
Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease two large loaf pans; line with sugar then set aside.
In large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed except for marzipan and confectioner’s sugar.
Pour half the batter in prepared pan. Lay strip of marzipan along length of bread. Top with remaining batter.
Bake for 1 hour, or until bread loosens evenly from sides and toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Once cool, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.
NOTE: While we loved how much this tasted like the real thing, you can also make this recipe without the marzipan/almond paste addition.