The first ‘Stollen’ was produced in Dresden in the 15th century. Since 1650 the recipe hasn’t changed much and Stollen made in Dresden is still said to be the best one.
There are local variations, of course.
We have added one of the many recipes to the comments section 🙂
On Saturday the 19th Stollen festival took place in Dresden. First there was a procession, showing scenes from the long Stollen history. Then the probably largest Stollen in the world – ca.3 tons – was cut. It was 3.74 m long, 1.75 m wide and 98cm high. For this cake more than 210 million raisins, 460 kg butter, 276 kg sugar, 923 kg flour, 141 kg candied lemon and orange peel, and a barrel of Jamaika-Rum had been used.
Of course you can’t cut such a cake with an ordinary knife 🙂
You can watch a video here Stollenfest