Hi everyone, it has been a really long time since I could find the time and energy to participate with the Daring Bakers, but finally I have been able to make the challenge of this month; and I even did it twice to compensate ;-)
The April Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Wolf of Wolf’s Den . She challenged us to Spring into our kitchens and make Easter breads reflecting cultures around the world.
She gave us two wonderful recipes of Easter Breads, but also invited us to make a bread from our own country, in this case I can choose between Holland and Spain ;-) So I decided to make two Easter breads since I had never made the traditional Spanish one from our region "Mona de Pascua Tradicional de Valencia" and to be honest my whole family (who was here during the holiday) loves the traditional Dutch Easter Stollen (the same we eat with Christmas ^_ ^) so I made two of them as well ;-)
The recipe of the Stollen you can find on this link: Christmas Stollen- Daring Bakers. I normally adapt the recipe a bit, just adding our traditional ingredients of marzipan and cranberry's and dried apricots and making two loafs instead of a wreath. It is a absolutely great recipe, since discovering this one I never make anything else for the traditional Stollen (for Christmas and Easter) anymore :-)
These were the results of the baking :-) From the recipe come two large (huge ;-) ) breads, but you can freeze them perfectly.