Favourite Christmas Recipe

One of the holiday foods I have missed the most in the last five years of being gluten-free, is Stollen. I adore marzipan, and I just love the taste of the sweet treat. Why I have never tried to make it myself before now, I have no idea! But it is so very simple, and not only that, but I have also made it vegan and yeast free too!

So if you want a simple, yummy, no dairy, egg or gluten Christmas treat, then this is your lucky day! Apologies for not posting actually in time for Christmas, I was too busy eating it!

This recipe has been adapted from this one and you can adapt it further to fit the contents of your cupboard!

  • 100g gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 50g gram flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50g sugar
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 50g sultanas
  • 30g chopped dates
  • 15g chopped papaya
  • 25g chopped almonds
  • 30g coconut oil, melted
  • 150ml water
  • 120g marzipan

Grease a loaf tin, put a spoonful of flour into the tin and coat the sides. Tip out any excess flour.

Mix together the gluten-free self raising flour,  gram flour, ground almonds, salt, sugar, mixed spice and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Mix in the fruit and chopped almonds.

Pour in the melted coconut oil, then the water and mix until smooth. The mixture should just be able to fall from the spoon.

Pour half of the mixture into the loaf tin. Make the marzipan into a sausage shape as long as the loaf and sit on top of the mixture. Cover with the rest of the batter.

Preheat the oven to 200°c / 400°f / gas mark 6.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until brown on all sides. Take the loaf out of the tin and tap the bottom. If it is cooked it will sound hollow.

Cool on a wire rack.

Dredge the top with icing sugar.


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