Saturday, 8 January 2011

Stollen Daring Baker Challenge Decemeber 2010


Hope all of you had a wonderfull holiday celebrations.
Here we had a wonderful time.
For my New years present, Shyama gave me this cutest gift. She gave me a cookie cutter  ,a Garden Gnome I am in love with it ;-) then a Cake carrier and Cutter for Baking a Ginger bread House.
According to her it is too difficult to buy presents for me as I have everything and she had to look and look in the shop and she was telling me that too when she had free time in college.
I did tell her I don't have a Kitchen Aid to that she replied dream on ;-)

I am really late in posting my Daring Bakers Challenge.
I knew I woudn't post the DB in time even though I had made them long before the deadline, just that I didn't had any time to write the post.
When I read in the foroum that it was stollen I was excited but then as it was every were christmas market and that I had received two Stolle as gift almost put me off in making them.
But I didnt want to miss the challenge so I made them and I thought if I made them in a small shape like this nobody would complain that it is Stollen again, but alas that was a huge mistake from my side as It didnt turn out good.
They look good but they were a bit too heavy, I am sure if I made them in a loaf shape and sliced it as usaual it would have been good but I had to go and change and play with the ingridients so I ended up putting all of then in the dirt bag then next day :-(Have to say when I tried them just agter baking they were good.

The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book and Martha Stewart’s demonstration.
Book I won.
 You should go and check out what the other DB friends made here.
Before I forget I should sqy I receive the book which I won in Aparna's Place My Diverse Kitchen.
She had this giveaway for celebrating her 3 rd Blog Anniversary Celebration and I won this book Leftover Makeovers by Victoria Shearer.


24 comments:

Gloria said...

Dear Happy Cook I love your stollen, look adorable and yummy! have a lovely year! gloria

Aparna said...

Like the almonds on the top. I didn't like the stollen much because I don't like dried fruit in bread.
I'm glad you liked the book.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Congrats for the book, Finla. Stollen looks cute with the roasted almond slivers on it.

Smita said...

looks delicious... i am also thinking of trying stollen from quite some time. I will make this one!

Lindsay said...

Looks delicious! I have just joined the Daring Cooks' challenge and will maybe join the Bakers' challenge too -- a great way to expand your culinary knowledge!

indosungod said...

Happy New Year! HC. I was just wondering why I hadn't seen any new posts from you. I just realized the fruit studded bread I have been enjoying was indeed stollen.
If you say you failed I won't even go there.

Sumi said...

welcome back...great stollen, love the idea of individual pieces:)

Angie's Recipes said...

I didn't bake Stollen this year...yours looks really nice with all the almonds.
Congratulations on the WIN!

Jaya said...

Happy,
It was German stollen bread in every supermarket baking aisle here in these holidays and I was just wondering what would it taste like ..now you say it's really great specially if you make in loaf and then cut in slices..well I have to try it out someday soon..hugs and smiles

Sayantani said...

beautiful!

Priya Sreeram said...

congrats !

Priya said...

Congrats F, stollen looks damn pretty and yummy..

divya said...

Congrats for the book....

Tamanna said...

excellent looking stollen, good idea on going different on making the simple round bread instead of the wreath! looks delicious

Linda said...

Happy New Year, HC! As usual your baking looks scrumptious :)

notyet100 said...

wow this looks so delicious,..

Priti said...

Looks yum and love the almonds topping..congrats on your book :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Stollen is something new to me,looks very nice and perfect!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This looks great! I love stollen but have never dared make some myself :-)

Laavanya said...

STollen looks very tempting... i hope i can give it a try sometime. Those are some lovely, thougtful gifts your daughter has chosen for you :)

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely christmas gifts! And cake looks lovely with those almonds on top!

Cham said...

Happy New Year! Love the nutty topping!

Bharathy said...

Adorable!.. is an understatement!! :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Yummy yumm stollen..
congrats on ur winning!!