Stollen is a fruit bread of nuts, spices and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar (yum right?). It is a traditional German bread eaten during the Christmas season. Stollen is so good there is a full festival based on it!!
Every year Stollenfest takes place in Dresden on the Saturday before the second Sunday in Advent. Dresdens bakers and pastry makers along with hundreds of thousands of guests from all over the world pay homage to the popular Christmas delicacy, with a giant stollen. The cake weighs between three and four tonnes and a carriage takes the cake in a parade through the streets of Dresden to the Christmas market, where it is ceremoniously cut into pieces and distributed among the crowd to help raise money for charity.
Can’t make it to Dresden this year? Why not pick one up in your local Lidl instead!
In 2010 Lidl made it into the Guinness book of world records for creating the largest stollen. It was over 72 metres long. Don’t worry the Marzipan Stollens we are selling this Christmas won’t be quite that big, we even have a mini version, perfect for snacking.
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Stollen is a fruit bread of nuts, spices and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar (yum right?)