Fruit and Marzipan Stars

Fruit and Marzipan Stars
1 hr


for 20 slices
For the dough
100 grams Apricots
250 grams Raisins
100 grams diced Candied orange
8 tablespoons rum
350 grams Pastry flour
1 packet Dry yeast
75 grams Sugar
1 packet Vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon oragnic Oranges (zested)
2 teaspoons Christmas stollen
1 pinch Salt
100 milliliters lukewarm Milk
125 grams Margarine (or butter)
125 grams Quark
100 grams sliced Blanched hazelnuts
For preparing
200 grams Marzipan
100 grams melted Butter
2 tablespoons Powdered sugar
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Preparation steps

Step 1/4

Mince apricots and mix with raisins and candied orange peel. Soak in rum and let sit overnight.

Step 2/4

Knead flour, yeast, sugar, spices, salt, milk, fat and quark into a dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place. Knead in soaked fruits and hazelnuts knead.

Step 3/4

Divide dough and marzipan each in 6 parts and shape each into a roll, about 20 cm (approximately 8 inches) long. Press 1 marzipan roll into each dough roll and shape dough around marzipan. 

Step 4/4

Shape each roll into a star and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press ends well and let rest for about 30 minutes. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C (approximately 350°F) for 40 minutes. Remove and brush with butter and dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.