Christmas stollen

Tags: Christmas, cake, bread
. Makes 1 loaf. 14 steps
250g white bread mix   mix in food processor with dough attachment, 1–2 minutes   Pat dough into a 20cm round; roll marzipan into a sausage; place marzipan off-centre, sprinkle dough with cherries; brush with water, to moisten; fold smaller side over marzipan.

Cover with a clean tea towel, leave in warm place 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Bake in hot oven 25 minutes or until golden brown. Should sound hollow when tapped.

50g butter dice
25g castor sugar
1/2 egg beat lightly
125ml warm water   mix 5 minutes, rest 5 minutes
1 teaspoon almond essence
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
50g dried apricots soak overnight mix   mix, knead until smooth, rest 5 minutes
50g sultanas
50g raisins
50g mixed peel, with orange, lemon, citron
1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum
1/2 lemon's rind grate
12g whole almonds blanche, chop
25g glacé cherries quarter
115g white marzipan
25g butter melt   Drench cake with butter, making sure it soaks in between each application. Dust with icing sugar.
icing sugar