It’s an annual tradition at Guglhupf, Durham’s German artisan bakery: Their master bakers are busy making the season’s most anticipated holiday treat – Dresden-style Christmas Stollen! And there’s still plenty of time to purchase for Christmas and the New Year, either in the bakery or online for mail order at www.guglhupf.com
Stollen is a delicious dense leavened bread made from a sweet dough filled with succulent citrus peel, raisins, almonds, and a complex blend of spices. After baking, each Stollen is carefully dipped in melted butter and then rolled in granulated sugar to seal the loaf and give it a protective coating. Finally, it is lightly dusted with “snow” (powdered sugar!). Guglhupf’s Christmas Stollen has been carefully crafted from a recipe dating back to the 1500’s in Dresden, Germany. Stollen is a popular festive treat throughout Germany today, and is celebrated each year at Dresden’s Christmas Market during Advent. Fresh Stollen will last for several weeks, with some German families waiting until spring to cut the last loaf!
At Guglhupf, each Stollen loaf is beautifully wrapped, ribboned and packaged by the bakery’s team of industrious “Elves”. Stollen is available in 3 sizes: Large ($22.50, serves 10), small ($13.50, serves 6) and the individual “Stollen star” ($5.25, in-store pick-up only). They make scrumptious gifts for Christmas and the New Year: Get one to give… and one for yourself!
In addition to in-store purchase, Guglhupf’s Stollen can be shipped nationwide, with a single large Stollen shipped in a festive gift box for just $35 including FedEx shipping across the US. A delectable taste of both Durham and Germany for out-of-town friends and family!
Ordering is easy! Just visit www.guglhupf.com, call 919.401.2600 or stop by the bakery at 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. There’s still ample time to order for both Christmas and New Year, since shipping is available from now right up until the last ship date of Friday, 12/27. Which means that Stollen can be enjoyed both on your Christmas table and for New Year’s Day breakfast with a hot, steaming cup of coffee!