While the Christmas ‘staples’ in Singapore are usually fruit and log cakes, those wanting to be more adventurous and less boring can always try a Galette Des Rois, Julekage, Panettone or Stollen – all of European origins. Let’s be a little different.
The Stollen which came from Germany Dresden (You would fall in love with amazingly classical Dresden), is a rich yeast bread that is loaded with dried fruits and raisins. Its taste come from being soaked in rum and also flavored with lemon zest, nuts, candied peel, and spines. My friends said this is the bread covered with powdered sugar, or a French loaf in donut icing.
The Christmas Stollen actually symbolises the baby Jesus Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes, with the name referring to its short prop like shape. No wonder I had the urge to hug that bread.
I had a Bakerzin’s Stollen which special part was the centre roll of buttery almond cream – lovely and smooth. While I would have imagined the dough to be extremely sweet and rich like a fruit cake, this was nicely tame and fluffy. The best way to savour each slice is to toast them warm, with a huge scoop of vanilla gelato. Perfect!
Bakerzin, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-016 Suntec City Mall, Singapore, Tel: +65 6338 4656
Opening Hours: Sun–Thu: 10.30am – 10.00pm; Fri–Sat & PH Eve: 10.30am – 11.00pm