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Stollen blondie Christmas trees


Makes: 14
timePrep time: 50 mins
timeTotal time:
Stollen blondie Christmas trees
Recipe photograph by Maja Smend

Stollen blondie Christmas trees

The classic German fruit bread crossed with a white chocolate brownie – irresistible!

Makes: 14
timePrep time: 50 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
413Kcal
Fat
19gr
Saturates
9gr
Carbs
53gr
Sugars
41gr
Fibre
1gr
Protein
7gr
Salt
0.4gr

Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin learned the tricks of the trade from cookery legend Delia Smith. A trusted recipe writer for the magazine for over 25 years, she is now our Cookery Workflow Editor, overseeing testing and editing to ensure that every recipe tastes great, is straightforward to follow and works without fail. In her home kitchen, Tamsin creates fuss-free flavour-packed food for friends and family, with baking being her ultimate form of comfort cooking
See more of Tamsin Burnett-Hall’s recipes
Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin learned the tricks of the trade from cookery legend Delia Smith. A trusted recipe writer for the magazine for over 25 years, she is now our Cookery Workflow Editor, overseeing testing and editing to ensure that every recipe tastes great, is straightforward to follow and works without fail. In her home kitchen, Tamsin creates fuss-free flavour-packed food for friends and family, with baking being her ultimate form of comfort cooking
See more of Tamsin Burnett-Hall’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 125g golden marzipan
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 100g white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 225g light muscovado or light brown sugar, sieved
  • seeds from 8 cardamom pods, ground
  • a good pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 75g mixed dried fruit
  • 75g pistachios, toasted and chopped
  • 75g dried cranberries, chopped
To decorate
  • 150g white chocolate, chopped icing sugar, to dust
  • marzipan stars (see tip in last step)
  • your choice of festive decorations, such as star sprinkles or shimmer pearls
  • 14 Rolos or Munchies edible glitter (optional)

Step by step

Get ahead
The blondies (with or without decoration) keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container, or freeze well.
  1. Line the base and sides of a 23cm round springform tin with baking paper. Chop the marzipan into small dice, and pop in the freezer to chill (this stops it melting in the oven when baked). Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, then pour it over the white chocolate in a large mixing bowl; stir until melted, then leave to cool.
  3. Mix the eggs, sugar and spices into the chocolate mixture. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt; stir well. Then stir in the marzipan, mixed dried fruit and most of the pistachios and cranberries.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin; scatter with the rest of the pistachios and cranberries. Bake for 45-50 minutes until set and golden brown – it needs to be firm, but will still be slightly fudgy in the centre. Cool in the tin.
  5. Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, then remove from the heat and cool.
  6. Remove the blondie cake from the tin and cut into 14 wedges. Trim the base off each wedge to give a flat edge, then arrange on a large tray lined with baking paper and dust with icing sugar.
  7. Transfer the white chocolate into a small piping bag and pipe on tinsel lines (or you can just drizzle from a teaspoon). Add star sprinkles or other decorations. Use more chocolate to create a snowy cap on the top of each tree, and to stick a Rolo or Munchie to the base as a trunk. Leave to set (pop in the fridge to speed this up).
  8. Dust with a little edible glitter spray before serving, if you like.
    Tip
    How to make our marzipan star toppers
    Roll out 75g marzipan to 4-5mm thick between 2 sheets of baking paper. Use a small cutter to stamp out stars.

    Put on a baking tray, brush lightly with beaten egg and grill (or blowtorch) briefly until golden brown.

    Leave to cool and firm up.

    You can add shimmer pearls on the star points if you wish. Attach to the trees using melted white chocolate.

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