Red Truck Stollen

I read the Washington Post everyday and especially on Wednesday, when the Food Section is included.  My interest was peaked when I read the article below about the Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton, VA.  Since I love to try new recipes, I decided to give this one a try.  It sounds like a perfect treat to serve this festive week of Christmas.

All of the ingredients were easy to find in my local grocery store.  I must admit that being a avid bread baker, this was the first recipe I encountered that required a step to make a pre-ferment sponge.   The directions were very easy to follow, if you are seasoned baker.  I must say, if you are a novice baker, this recipe could be challenge.  I highly recommend using a  Kitchen Aid Mixer with the dough hook attachment. Don’t let that stop your interest in making this stollen.  Give it a try, that is how you learn.  I even used a ruler when shaping these loaves, just as instructed.  The stollens are absolutely beautiful and delicious.  The photos of my stollens are below.

Red Truck Stollen               stollen photo

If you don’t have time to make this delicious stollen, you can order them online; check out their website.