December 15th, 2018

Whole Grain Stollen Bites


The more often I bake stollen bites,  the more I love them. They are the perfect as late afternoon treats with a cup of tea. They are a perfect little Christmas gift for friends and colleagues. And they are perfect for testing new stollen variants in small scale.

The idea of a whole grain stollen grew in the last year somewhere in my mind. And as it happens so often I felt a itching in my fingers to try the variant. But I was absolutely unsure if I would like the flavour of whole grain flour at all in such a festive bread. And so I did a recipe test with half of the recipe of the stollen bites. After two weeks of resting I finally tested them last weekend and I was thrilled. The slight bitter and nutty tones of the flour harmonises perfectly with the spices and the sweet dried fruits. The flavour is deeper and more complex then of the white flour variant. And they stay as moist as the original, too. And I’m now sad that I made just half of the recipe…


Whole Grain Stollen Bites


  • 150g Raisins
  • 50g chopped almonds
  • 30g Rum
  • boiling Water

Water roux

  • 20 g flour Type 550
  • 100g Milk


  • 50g flour Type 550
  • 65g cold Milk (ca. 15°C)
  • 12g fresh yeast


  • Water roux
  • Preferment
  • 200g flour Type 550
  • 2g Salt
  • a pinch of mace, cardamom, cinnamon
  • seeds of a half vanilla been
  • 35g sugar
  • 125g Butter, room temperatur
  • 30g candid orange peel
  • 30g candid lemon peel)
  • 100g Marzipan (frozen)


  • 50g Butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g powdered sugar

The evening before: Mix almonds, raisins and rum in a bowl, then add boiling water until the fruit mixture is covered with water.

The next morning: Mix flour, milk and yeast for the preferment. Ferment until the size double. For the water roux whisk milk and flour until lump free, then heat it up to 65°C (needs about 3 min) while whisking. Fill the water roux in a bowl, cover its surface with cling foil and let it cool down to room temperature.

Cream butter and sugar, then add water roux, preferment, flour, salt and spices. Knead until  a homogenous dough forms, but be carful, the dough temperature should not become higher then 22°C.

Rest for 30 min. Drain raisins in the meantime, chop marzipan into cubes of 0.5cm x0,5cm, Chop the lemon and orange peels finely.

Knead the fruits and Marzipan in the dough. Knead just as long as you need to incorporate the fruits.

Flatten the dough to a thickness of 1.5. Cut into squares of 1.5x3cm.

Place on a paper lined baking tray and proof for 30 min.

Heat the oven to 180°C.

Bake for 20min.

Turn the still warm stollen bites in melted butter and then in sugar. Let it cool overnight, then cover thickly with powdered sugar. Store it at a cool place for at least one week (better two or more).

7 Responses t_on Whole Grain Stollen Bites

  1. Nelly November 1st, 2020

    Hallo Steffi,

    könnte man auch Rollen Formen und abstechen (wie bei Gnocchi), anstatt den Teig “platt” auszurollen?

    Viele Grüße und eine schöne Zeit für dich und deine Familie

    1. Stefanie November 1st, 2020

      @Nelly: Klar 🙂 Ist ein bisschen aufwendiger, sieht aber hübsch aus. Dann kann man sogar eine ganz dünne Marzipanrolle in die Mitte einarbeiten.

  2. Vera Sommerfeld October 12th, 2020

    Hallo Steffi , vielen dank für die vielen wunderbaren Rezepte.
    Kann ich den saftigen Stollen mit Vollkornmehl backen?
    Muss ich da was beachten?Vielen Dank im vorraus.
    Mit freundlichen Grüssen Vera

    1. Stefanie October 12th, 2020

      @Vera: Ich würde mich an diesem Rezept orientieren. Aus der Rezeptmenge kann man auch einen normalen Stollen backen – bei der Backzeit und der Behandlung nach dem Backen kannst du dich an dem Rezept für den saftigen Stollen orientieren.

  3. reka September 26th, 2019

    Hey Steffi, könnte ich sie auch mt Kamut backen? Das feine Aroma hat es mir sehr angetan……LGM

  4. olesja December 16th, 2018

    Danke. Hab schon ausgedruckt, nach dem Urlaub wird es probiert allerdings werde ich es mit Dinkelvollkorn machen. Ich freue mich schon.