I decided to try baking Stollen ( a rich German sweet bread containing nuts, raisins, etc--from Stollen, wooden post, prop; so called from its shape) from HB in 5, though I could have purchased one from Zingerman's for $36.
I followed the recipe, using mixture of 7 dried fruits I found at the store. I also used almond paste--it was on sale. I rolled out the dough, spread some almond paste toward one end, and folded it in an "S" shape as directed.
And when I baked it, this is what I got.
But it ate real well even off-centered (though I have never had Stollen before, so I don't have anything to compare it too).
Anyway, this is my Stollen, and that is all I have to say about that! Happy Christmas to all.