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Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 21

toybox

A bad parent smiley - huh Surely you meant a bad* one.

I learned most of what I know from ancient Egypt (not much, in truth) from a comic strip:

http://napoleonbonaparte.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/le-mystere-de-la-grande-pyramide-tome-1-19541.jpg


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 22

Sho - gainfully employed again

in the hopes you see this (and to bump it up my list so I don't forget)

I finally have the stollen recipe
but I have to scale it donw.

I hope to post it at the weekend for you


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 23

toybox

smiley - wowsmiley - drool


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 24

Sho - gainfully employed again

OK
since you're the maths whizz and I failed my A-level in spectacular fashion, you can divide the quantities yourself...
This is enough to make 10 Stollen, I think (smiley - chef is at work right now, but he'll confirm when he comes back)

And since this is hootoo I guess I have to translate it... but I don't have time. maybe not
So I'll put it in the next post and hopefully you'll see it and grab it before it gets modded...


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 25

toybox

You can send it by email too. Do you still have me address?


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 26

toybox

Besides, mathematicians are reputed for being very bad with numbers. In Look at who is keeping scores when people play cards with a mathematician smiley - biggrin


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 27

Sho - gainfully employed again

Dear mods, please leave this for a while at least. It's a recipe for Stollen which is German Christmas cake.

Maybe we'll even send you some!

Mehl - 4.000
Hefe - 0.400
Zucker - 0.600
Butter - 2.250
Eier 8 Stk. Gr. m
Salz - 0.040
Milch - 0.750
Mix - Arom von Drei Doppel (denke Vanille ist ok) - 0.002
Zitronat - 0.400
Rosinen - 2.000
Rum - 1.000
gestiftitelte mandeln - 1.200

Vorbereitung: die Rosinen & Zitornat einen Tag vorher einlegen in 3/8 l Rum

Zubereitung:
750ml warme Milch mit 400gr Hefe vermengen, Mehl dazugeben und einen Vortteig fertigen.
Alle zutaten von dem haputbestant wegnehmen.
Vortteig in eine Schüssel geben. Rest Mehl darauf schütten und alle anderen Zutaten daneben legen.
So kann mann den Teig sehen wie er geht. Den Raum immer warm halten.
gestiftelte Mandeln gut und gleichmäßig anrösten
Den Teig dann gut verarbeiten
Auf den Tisch geben, Mandeln & eingelegte Rosinen etc dazugeben und verarbeiten.
Teig nicht schneiden sondern nur mit der Hand abbrechen damit die Rosinen nicht verletzt werden.
Die 500gr Stollen auf 450gr abwiegen - 50gr Rohmarzipan
die 100gr Stollen auf 900gr abwiegen - 100gr Rohmarzipan
Abbrechen und nur leicht bearbeiten, nicht rollen. Links und rechts gleiche Stärke lassen.
Notfalls die Ecken einschlagen. Dann mit dem Holz im Drittel Bereich ausrollen, nicht zu dünn und nicht oval.
Tränke 3l wasser und 1.5kg Zucker gut durchkochen. Den 1/4 l Rum ganz zum Schluß dazugeben damit er nicht zu schnell verfliegt.
Die 500gr Stollen bei 180° 30 minuten die 1000 gr Stollen 40 Minuten backen.
Herausnehmen und forsichtig in der Trnke eintauchen und sofort mit geklärter Butter bestreichen.
Wegstellen, den nächsten Tag nochmals mit heißer Butter (rundum)bestreichen und wenn er kalt ist mit Süßem Schnee bestäuben und verpacken.

I hope that's ok. If you have any questions, smiley - chef can answer...


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 28

toybox

smiley - smooch

Got it smiley - ta I'll try to prepare it this week, and keep you posted. Thanks again to you and smiley - chef


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 29

Sho - gainfully employed again

cool

don't forget, that's enough for about 10kg I think...


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 30

toybox

Yes, when I told my mum I had a recipe for 10 Stollen, she said "But surely you mean for 10 *people*". But she yielded when I showed her the recipe: 4kg flour, 2.25kg butter.... smiley - biggrin


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 31

Sho - gainfully employed again

if you make the whole amount, I'll give you my postal address...
smiley - magic


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 32

toybox

OK, let's see questions. It may well show that I'm not used to baking (yet!) smiley - winkeye

First the easy one: the recipe is for 10 Stollen, which means ten 1-kilo Stollen, right?

smiley - cake

And now the clueless ones:

What is a "vortteig"? Is that just dough or is there a hidden subtlety?

How much flour do I have to put in the initial milk + yeast mixture? Almost everything?

I am a bit lost in the following step: Put the dough in a bowl, pour the rest of flour on it, wait for the dough to rise. How much flour is needed here? (This is really a rewording of the previous question. So, is it just a little flour, to ease monitoring the dough's rising?)

When do I add the sugar, butter and egg: in the "Knead thoroughly" step or is it included in "etc" from the "add almonds, marinated raisins etc"? (It's almost the same moment anyway, but I'd rather make sure.)

What is the "holz", a rolling pin? And what must I do with it? I do not understand the "Drittel Bereich" smiley - blush


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 33

Sho - gainfully employed again

oh that's all technical
I'll try to ask the smiley - chef over the weekend.


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 34

toybox

Finally managed to solve all questions (which were smiley - blush sort of easy), and to bake one and a half Stollen smiley - magic

I thought they would be undercooked, but at least the small one is fine. Well, sort of -- I may have been too cautious with salt (come to think of it, I nearly forgot it smiley - yikes)

Thanks again for the recipe smiley - hugsmiley - chefsmiley - cake


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 35

Sho - gainfully employed again

oh goodness! I'm so sorry - I kept asking smiley - chef but we're never home at the same time. The other day he said - "oh we'd better check the Stollen thing" because he seemed to think that every time he and his mate have their annual Stollen beano, they remember that the recipe shows the wrong qty of butter.

But smiley - applause I hope they taste good!


Hey, Mr. Mathemetician!

Post 36

toybox

smiley - hug

It was minor points anyway. Just let me know if he finds out the butter quantity is wrong smiley - biggrin

It's quite nice to eat indeed smiley - drool


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