For the dough
- To prepare German Christmas stollen dough first put the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Whisk together the eggs and water and stir into the dry ingredients with the butter. Mix well to form a soft dough.
- Shape into a ball and put into an oiled bowl.
- Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
- Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.