I started the preparation for the festive season. First off, I baked a marzipan stollen. That's the first time that I've made one (well, to be honest, I started straight with two), so I was surprised at how easy it was. It was not that hard at all. I guess I was expecting something along the lines of Kissinger Brötchen which is my husband's favourite type of Xmas cookies and take a whole day to make (or so it feels).
With stollen, the preparation is important. The dried fruit is supposed to be soaked, the dough has to rest, but once it's in the oven, it's easy-peasy.
It needs to be coated with all the good stuff, then packed up and left to rest for at least 2 weeks. Since I have two, I plan on opening the first one in 2 weeks to see if I need to try another recipe to have a tasty stollen ready for Xmas.
Though this one looks yummy as it is...