The holiday season brings back those flavors from our childhoods, doesn’t it? We all have a recipe or two that take us back to those happy moments with our families sitting at our Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
One of our Facebook friends has asked us to find a good gluten-free stollen recipe. She said it’s her favorite Christmas cake and because she can’t have it, her Christmas is a bit sad.
I am not a big fan of stollen, so I can’t really tell if it’s a good recipe or not, but I searched the internet and I made a list of options for you to choose from.
By the way, stollen is a traditional German bread-like cake that is usually eaten during Christmas or Easter. The bread is filled with candied fruit and stuffed with marzipan. The design of the loaf is said to represent the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling.
Here is the list!
This recipe is at the top of the list not because it tastes better than the others, but because there is a video of it. I love to see people making the recipe, it’s much easier to make it after I’ve seen someone actually making it. It’s by Juvela Gluten-Free Foods.
The second recipe is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free. That’s perfect for me! They used Pamela’s bread mix and for the milk, So delicious coconut beverage. It’s by Tasty Eats At Home and it was part of a challenge. Click here to check it out.
This one is made with King Arthur Gluten-free Flour and instead of using yeast like all other stollen recipes, they used baking powder. It does have dairy in it, so if you are lactose intolerant, stay away! See the recipe here.
This last option is a healthy alternative. I imagine it won’t taste like the traditional one, but we are all used to adapting our taste, aren’t we? They used bean flour, no dairy and they made their own marzipan with dates and almond meal. It’s by Great Body and Skin. See the recipe here.