German Christmas: Classic Stollen and Lebkuchen
- Classic Stollen
My heritage is Austrian, so my family made Christmas desserts in the German tradition. Here are two recipes that can be store-bought, but so much better in their homemade versions. Stollen is a sweet yeast bread flavored with rum, nuts, and almonds, and lebkuchen are the original gingerbread cookie. Make room on your holiday menus for these treats!
Rick will teach you:
- How to make a homemade German spice mix for lebkuchen and other desserts
- The classic sweet yeast dough for stollen
- The special shaping technique for stollen
- Grandma Perry’s authentic decoration for lebkuchen