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{german poppy seed marzipan stollen}

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting much in the last few weeks months.. ..due to busy times at work and preparing to go on our 3-week vacation to visit the hubby’s family back in the US.

Luckily I have an amazingly talented mom and she lets me use her creativity from time to time. ;)

Today I want to share her German Poppy Seed Marzipan Stollen recipe. It’s one of the Christmas recipes that I can count on her baking every year and I love it!

I hope you will, too!



I’m partying here! ❤

{poppy seed marzipan stollen}

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  • Yield: 1 loaf

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting much in the last few weeks months.. ..due to busy times at work and preparing to …


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cube fresh yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 cups poppy seeds
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cups chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp. rum or amaretto
  • 1 cup marzipan paste
  • powdered sugar
  • some butter


  1. For the dough, sift the flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and crumble the yeast with a couple tablespoons of luke-warm milk and some sugar. Mix, cover with a kitchen towel and let sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  2. After letting the dough sit, mix with salt, 1 cup milk, 13 cup of sugar and an egg and let sit, covered, for an additional 30 minutes.
  3. While the dough is rising, prepare the filling by mixing 1 cup of warm milk, 1 12 cups of poppy seeds, 12 cup of sugar, 1 14 cups of chopped almonds, 2 tbsp. of rum or amaretto and 1 cup of marzipan paste.
  4. Roll out the dough and spread the poppy seed mixture on top. Roll up the dough to shape the stollen.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven at 400°F(200°C).
  6. While still hot brush generously with melted butter and dust with powdered sugar. Repeat 3 times.

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    Wednesday January 8th, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Looks and sounds really great! I definitely need more time (and talent *ahemm) for baking :)
    And I also love your mom’s blog!

    XO, Midsommarflicka

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    Wednesday January 8th, 2014 at 02:38 AM

    I’ve never had it, but it looks beautiful!

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    Wednesday January 8th, 2014 at 05:35 PM

    This looks so yummy! I’m going to try and make a loaf this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday January 11th, 2014 at 08:25 PM

      Thank you so much, Lisa!
      I hope the recipe turned out well for you. I had to convert from grams to cups. ;)
      Happy weekend!
      SO! Vanessa

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    Wednesday January 8th, 2014 at 06:34 PM

    ich vermisse unsere gemeinsamen backwerkeltage soooooooo sehr!!!
    umarme und küsse dich ;-)

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    Friday January 10th, 2014 at 04:03 PM

    It’s gorgeous Vanessa and I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

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    Friday January 17th, 2014 at 01:03 PM

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    Carolyn ~ homework
    Saturday February 1st, 2014 at 06:31 AM

    I’m so happy you linked up your wonderful stollen. We had German friends growing up and I remember the mom making this. I featured you in the spotlight! xxoo

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    Alexis @ Persia Lou
    Saturday February 1st, 2014 at 07:35 AM

    Yum! This looks amazing Vanessa!

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    Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 09:56 PM

    I would love the recipe for the Poppy Seed Marzipan Loaf and the Raffaello Creme but I can’t seem to find the link.

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