Pronunciation: [STOH-luhn; SHTOH-luhn]
Germany's traditional Christmas yeast bread, stollen is a rich, dried fruitfilled loaf that's often topped with a powdered sugar icing and decorated with candied cherries. It's shaped like a folded oval and somewhat resembles a giant parker house roll.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.