>From the Pillsbury website...


Holiday Stollen

Prep Time:
30 Min Total Time:
5 Hr 50 Min Makes:
1 (14-slice) loaf 

Fruit Mixture
1/2cup golden raisins
1/2cup mixed candied fruit
1/2cup coarsely chopped candied cherries
1/2cup blanched slivered almonds
1/4cup rum
3 1/2to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4cup sugar
1teaspoon salt
1pkg. active dry yeast
3/4cup milk
1/4cup water
1/4cup shortening or margarine
Frosting and Garnish
1cup powdered sugar
1to 2 tablespoons milk
Whole almonds
Candied cherries

In small bowl, combine all fruit mixture ingredients; mix well. Let stand at 
room temperature for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine 1 cup 
flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. In small saucepan, heat 3/4 cup milk, 
water and shortening until very warm (120 to 130°F.). Add warm liquid and egg 
to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium 

By hand, stir in an additional 2 cups flour and fruit mixture until dough pulls 
cleanly away from sides of bowl. On floured surface, knead in 1/2 to 1 cup 
flour until dough is elastic, about 5 minutes. (Dough will be sticky).

Place dough in greased bowl; turn to grease all sides. Cover loosely with 
plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until 
doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Cover; let rise in 
warm place until almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Grease cookie sheet. Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. 
On lightly floured surface, roll to 12x8-inch oval. Fold in half lengthwise; 
form into crescent shape. Press folded edge firmly and pinch open edges 
together to prevent dough from springing open during baking.. Place on greased 
cookie sheet. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, 35 to 45 

Heat oven to 375°F. Uncover dough. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. 
Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool on wire rack for 1 hour or until 
completely cooled.

In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough milk for spreading 
consistency; blend until smooth. Spread over cooled loaf. Garnish with almonds 
and candied cherries.

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