Orange Marmalade Date Fig and Quark Stollen

Date Fig Stollen by Meeta K. Wolff-0034

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 portions

Ingredients:

For the stollen

  • 250g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g dates, roughly chopped
  • 100g dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 50g sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 50g hazelnuts, sliced or slivered
  • 1 egg
  • 150g quark
  • 50g butter

For the glaze

  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Icing sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C and line a baking tray with some baking paper.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl mix together dates, dried figs, sugar, marmalade, hazelnuts egg, quark and butter. Sprinkle the flour and baking powder over the dried fruit mixture and knead into a smooth dough.
  3. Shape the dough into an oblong loaf. With the edge of your hand make a groove down the middle of at least 1 cm deep.
  4. Place the loaf on the baking tray, brush with water and bake in the oven for approx. 40 minutes. Keep an eye on it so that the top does not brown too quickly. If it does cover the top with some aluminum foil.
  5. To make the glaze, melt the butter with the marmalade in a saucepan and stir well. Brush the warm stollen generously with the marmalade, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Allow to cool. Sieve a thick layer of icing sugar over top of the stollen just before serving.

Notes:

The stollen will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to a week.

If you still have some left over after the week, toast stollen slices in some butter and enjoy warm with some marmalade spread on it.

Make your own homemade quark - its easy to make and adds a tangy flavor to the stollen.

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