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They're here!

by Steven Haninger / November 15, 2008 9:30 PM PST
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I'm neutral on nationalities, of course,
by drpruner / November 15, 2008 10:29 PM PST
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but their Stollen Maiden is cute! "Gross spectacle" indeed!

The St'Schutzverband link goes to what seems to be a sales site for the stuff. Hard to tell, though; the only languages available were German and British, so I couldn't read it. Happy

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Of course you can buy something from them
by Steven Haninger / November 16, 2008 12:01 AM PST

but you don't want to pay their price to ship to the US. There is history and tradition in this annual bake fest and, if you dig a little into it and its alleged) symbolism, you may find evidence of it being a secret cannibalistic practice.

They make the stuff only once per year but it lasts well into the next. They make great Christmas gifts though I know you won't participate in the gifting and re-gifting customs. Stollen has many uses other than for eating. You could carry a couple of them in the trunk of your car. In the event that you need to change a tire on a slanted road, they make good wheel chocks.

BTW, I knew you'd enjoy the pics. I'll check to see if they have an annual pin-up calendar available. Happy

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See how practices cross cultural lines?
by drpruner / November 16, 2008 12:12 AM PST

They have stollen, we have the Eternal Christmas Fruitcake. Happy

Sounds like they would make good doorstops or coffee-table decorations- like a "family" Bible. Happy

As to the symbolism, bread of some kind is universal and was often used in religions. Jesus said "this [unleavened bread] means my body" and our modern hot cross buns are pre-Christian, to name two.

The custom that would bother me even as an atheist is the Santa Lucia stuff in Sweden. Check it out- disaster waiting to happen.

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Stirring up memories, you are!
by Paul C / November 16, 2008 7:02 AM PST
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Despite the fact that Dresden was in East Germany when I was stationed in West Germany during the mid-80's, enough Dresden stollen made its way west to ensure a Froelich Weinachten (Merry Christmas) for all who had the opportunity to sample it.

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