Rich, buttery, fruit studded Stollen falls somewhere between cake and bread. Since the 1400s, Bakers in Dresden have been producing this specialty, and you’ll find it on just about every table in Germany during the Advent Season and Christmas. Baking the Stollen at home can be a lot of work, and it takes time for the Stollen to ripen. Fortunately, you can buy AUTHENTIC German Stollen. Find Stollen with Marzipan or without… you can get Stollen with different fruit combinations…. you can get Stollen that looks “homemade” or one made in Dresden. The best part…no one needs to know you didn’t spend hours in the kitchen!
What is Stollen?
Legend says that Stollen came about due to a special dispensation from the Pope. In the Middle Ages, people were instructed to fast, so use of butter and cream went against the rules of the Church. Stollen without butter tasted horribly dry. In 1560, Prince Ernst von Sachsen reached out to Pope Urban VII on behalf of the Bakers of Dresden (and presumably their customers) to please allow them to use butter for Stollen. But only in Dresden. The Butter Brief (Butter Declaration) was cause for celebration! And as thanks, Bakers delivered a massive 36 pound Stollen to the head of Saxony. Today they STILL celebrate with a Stollen Festival, where a massive Stollen is served for all to try on the second Sunday of Advent.
Can’t make it to Dresden? Fortunately, you can order a Stollen to your home!
Where to Buy Christmas Stollen
Dresden is famous for Stollen… now you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. This boxed Stollen is lovely for your home, but also makes a nice gift.
Fresh Stollen from the Red Truck Bakery
Stollen with Marzipan, Almonds, and MORE
Home Baked Stollen to BUY!
These “Homemade Stollen” are delicious… and no one has to know you didn’t bake it yourself!
Little Bites of Stollen… perfect for a snack, and look great on a Cookie Plate. My mother LOVES Stollen Konfekt or Stollen bites (a package is not safe with her!) I like them because it’s so easy to grab one or two for a snack.