Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bread Like the Baby Jesus

In Germany one of the traditional Christmas sweets is a fruit bread known as stollen.  Stollen is baked in the form of a swaddled baby Jesus and was originally made in the Naumberg Abbey using only those ingredients acceptable for the Advent fast:  flour, oil, yeast and water.  We sure don't restrict ourselves the way they did back then. In those days it took the permission of Pope Innocent VIII in 1493 to even permit butter to be used in the bread.

Here's what Stollen looks like now:
                                       Photo:  The Local.de
Yum!

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