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Gluten & Dairy Free Stollen Bites

One thing we’re grateful for this Christmas is our lovely contributing chef, Vicki(@freefromfairy). From oatless flapjacks to strawberry bliss balls, she always has just the thing to tantalise our tastebuds. And this one’s no exception. Stollen is a newer addition to Christmas time in our neck of the woods, and we’re not complaining in the slightest. Best accompanied by a warming mug of glühwein, this bread-like cake, packed with fruit and nuts, is one Christmas tradition we simply can’t live without. Vicki’s masterpiece offers a delicious combination of spiced dough, marzipan and all the flavours of Christmas, lovingly coated in our very own Organic Coconut Oil. The recipe is just made for sharing with friends, family and festive revellers. Why not whip up an extra batch for a cheap and cheerful festive gift – if anyone asks, it’s the thought that counts! 
What you’ll need:
- 100 millilitres coconut milkAdd to cart
- 14g yeast
- 250g plain flour (or gluten-free flour)
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 50g fruit sugar (or granulated sugar)
- A pinch of salt
- 200g raisins
- 30g mixed peel
- Zest of one clementine
- 30g ground almonds
- 50g coconut oil, melted (plus a little extra to brush on top!)
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- Icing sugar, to dust

 

 
Let’s get started!

1. Begin by preheating your oven to 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper that measures around 12 x 30cm.
2. Warm your coconut milk for 30 seconds, then throw in the yeast, and sit aside for 10 minutes.
3. Sift your flour, xanthan gum and mixed spice into a large bowl. Throw in the sugar, salt, dried fruit, clementine zest and almonds, then give it a good ol’ mix.
4. Next, add in the coconut oil, eggs, lemon juice and milk, then use your hands to form a squidgy dough. Once content, cover with clingfilm and leave to rest in a warm place for approximately 30 minutes.
5. Time for the marzipan! Begin by rolling your marzipan into a rectangle that’s around the same size as your baking tray.

6. Once your dough has rested, pop your dough onto the baking tray. Scatter a little gluten-free flour and roll it out until it fills the tray. Lay the marzipan across half, then fold the dough across. Once the edges are sealed, it should create a lovely marzipan and dough sandwich.

7. Give the dough another hour to sit, relax, and rest- it should rise again this time. Bake for 30-35 minutes, then brush with a little coconut oil after you’ve taken the lovely golden-brown stollen out of the oven.

8. Make it snow! Sprinkle a generous helping of icing sugar over the top, leave it to cool, then cut into small pieces and devour!

These bitesized treats can be frozen- just defrost and pop in the microwave for a few seconds to keep the Christmas cheer going long after the fun’s over!

Looking for more coconutty inspiration? Check out our recipes!

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