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Manufacturing and Ingredients

A high degree of experience, coordination and dexterity is needed for the entire manufacturing process of the “Dresdner Christstollen” from the use of ingredients to the perfect baking time and the following storage process. Our Stollen are hand made and the dough is consisting of high quality ingredients and a secret spice blend. This special recipe, which gives the cake the extraordinary taste, is handed over from baker father to baker son for many generations and is a family secret.

At the beginning, selected high quality ingredients and a secret spice blend are mixed into a dough. Thereafter, they are sufficiently kneaded with a kneading machine or by hand, because the well balanced distribution of the ingredients is very important for the final stollen. The best preparation and strict order of the ingredients are crucial.

Now the dough gets its typical shape of the Christmas Stollen. Subsequently, the dough is placed on a plate and is baked for about 60 minutes in the oven with 230°C at the beginning and then with decreasing temperature at 180°C. If the Dresdner Stollen reaches the desired consistence, he will be removed from the oven and stored.

Ingredients of the Dresdner Stollen

  • Dresdner Christstollen - Raisin Stollen: wheat flour, sultanas, butter, water, sugar, candied peel (citron, glucose syrup, sugar, acidifier: citric acid), sweet almonds, clarified butter, yeast, decorative sugar (dextrose, wheat strength, vegetable fat (palm)), candied orange peel (bitter oranges, glucose syrup, sugar, acidifier: citric acid), lemon peel paste (sugar, lemon peel, flavoring preparations, thickener E466), overseas rum, skimmed milk powder, bitter almonds, salt, mace

  • Almond Stollen: wheat flour, sweet almonds (12,5 %), sugar, water, candied peel (citron, glucose syrup, sugar, acidifier: citric acid), clarified butter, yeast, decorative sugar (dextrose, wheat strength, vegetable fat (palm)), candied orange peel (bitter oranges, glucose syrup, sugar, acidifier: citric acid), lemon peel paste (sugar, lemon peel, flavoring preparations, thickener E466), overseas rum, skimmed milk powder, bitter almonds, salt, mace

  • Marzipan Stollen: wheat flour, sultanas, butter, marzipan (10 %), water, sugar, candied peel (citron, glucose syrup, sugar, acidifier: citric acid), sweet almonds, clarified butter, yeast, decorative sugar (dextrose, wheat strength, vegetable fat (palm)), candied orange peel (bitter oranges, glucose syrup, sugar, acidifier: citric acid), lemon peel paste (sugar, lemon peel, flavoring preparations, thickener E466), overseas rum, skimmed milk powder, bitter almonds, salt, mace

  • Chocolate Chip Almond Stollen with coating consisting of 17% cocoa-based fat glaze: wheat flour, butter, sweet almonds (12,5 %), cocoa compound coating (100 % hardened palm oil, sugar, fat reduced cocoa (17 %), palm oil, lactose, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, flavor), chocolate drops (9,4 %) (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, flavor: vanilla flavor), sugar, water, candied peel (citron, glucose syrup, sugar, acidifier: citric acid), clarified butter, yeast, decorative sugar (dextrose, wheat strength, vegetable fat (palm)), candied orange peel (bitter oranges, glucose syrup, acidifier: citric acid), lemon peel paste (sugar, lemon peel, flavoring preparations, thickener E466), overseas rum, skimmed milk powder, bitter almond, salt, mace